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Small Claims Court

On the filing of a claim by an infrequent claimant


$102




On the filing of a claim by a frequent claimant


$215




On the filing of a defendant’s claim


$102




On the filing of a notice of motion served on another party, a notice of motion without notice or a notice of motion for a consent order (except a notice of motion under the Wages Act)


$120




On the filing of a defence


$73




For the fixing of a date for a trial or an assessment hearing by an infrequent claimant


$290




For the filing of a request for default judgment by a frequent claimant


$121




On the issue of a summons to a witness


$31




On receipt for enforcement of a process from the Ontario Court of Justice or an order or judgment as provided by statute


$42




On the issue of a certificate of judgment


$28




On the issue of a writ of delivery, a writ of seizure and sale or a notice of examination


$64




On the issue or renewal of a notice of garnishment


$136




For preparing and filing a consolidation order


$120




For forwarding a court file to Divisional Court for appeal


$99




For making up and forwarding of papers, documents and exhibits


$99 and the transportation costs




For transmitting a document other than by mail...


...the cost of transmission




For making copies of documents...


i. not requiring certification, $1 per page, ii. requiring certification, $3.50 per page.




For the inspection of a court file by,


i. a person who has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of the Attorney General for the bulk inspection of court files, $1 per file, ii. any other person, other than a solicitor or party in the proceeding, $10 per file.




For the retrieval from storage of a court file


$78




For a copy on compact disc (CD) of a digital recording of a court hearing in respect of a case, if such a recording exists and a copy is available


i. $22 for a single day’s recording, and ii. $10.50 for each additional day’s recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subparagraph i.




The following fees are payable to clerks of the Small Claims Court, in addition to those payable under subsection (2), in an application under the Repair and Storage Liens Act:


1. On the filing of an application, $190. 2. On the filing of a notice of objection, $106. 3. On the issue of an initial or final certificate, $93. 4. On the issue of a writ of seizure, $64.





Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal

A statement of claim, notice of action or notice of application


$229




A third or subsequent party claim


$229




A statement of defence and counterclaim adding a party


$229




A summons to a witness


$31




A certificate, other than a certificate of a search by the registrar required on an application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee


$31




A commission


$57




A writ of execution


$73




A notice of garnishment or notice of renewal of garnishment (including the filing of the notice with the sheriff)


$146




An order directing a reference


$297 (subject to subparagraph ii) Paragraph ii An order on requisition directing the assessment of a bill under the Solicitors Act, A. if obtained by a client, $99, B. if obtained by a solicitor, $183.




A notice of appointment for the assessment of costs under the Rules of Civil Procedure


$130




A notice of intent to defend


$183




If no notice of intent to defend has been filed by the same party, a statement of defence, a defence to counterclaim, a defence to crossclaim or a third party defence


$183




A notice of appearance


$162




A notice of motion served on another party, a notice of motion without notice, a notice of motion for a consent order or a notice of motion for leave to appeal, other than a notice of motion in a family law appeal


$320




A notice of return of motion, other than a notice of return of motion in a family law appeal


$320




In a family law appeal, a notice of motion served on another party, a notice of motion without notice, a notice of motion for a consent order or a notice of return of motion


$126




A notice of motion for leave to appeal in a family law case


$126




A requisition for signing of default judgment by registrar


$167




A trial record


$810, for the first time only




A notice of appeal or cross-appeal from an interlocutory order


$229




A notice of appeal or cross-appeal to an appellate court of a final order of the Small Claims Court


$130




A notice of appeal or cross-appeal to an appellate court of a final order of any court or tribunal, other than the Small Claims Court or the Consent and Capacity Board


$229




A request to redeem or request for sale


$130




A jury notice in a civil proceeding


$130




For obtaining an appointment with a registrar for settlement of an order


$130




For perfecting an appeal or judicial review application


$608




For making up and forwarding of papers, documents and exhibits


$99, plus any applicable transportation costs




For making copies of documents


i. not requiring certification, $1 per page, ii. requiring certification, $3.50 per page.




For the inspection of a court file by...


i. a person who has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of the Attorney General for the bulk inspection of court files, $4 per file, ii. any other person, other than a solicitor or party in the proceeding, $10 per file.




For the retrieval from storage of a court file


$78




For the taking of an affidavit or declaration by a commissioner for taking affidavits


$21




For a copy on compact disc (CD) of a digital recording of a court hearing in respect of a case, if such a recording exists and a copy is available


i. $22 for a single day’s recording, and ii. $10.50 for each additional day’s recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subparagraph i.




The following fees are payable in respect of proceedings that are governed by Ontario Regulation 114/99 (Family Law Rules), except for proceedings under rule 38 (appeals), to which section 1 applies:


1. On the filing of an application, $202. 2. On the filing of an answer, other than an answer referred to in paragraph 3, $161. 3. On the filing of an answer that includes a request for a divorce by a respondent, $202. 4. On the placing of an application on the list for hearing, $420. 5. On the issue of a summons to a witness, $31. 6. On the issue of a certificate, $24. 7. For making copies of documents, i. not requiring certification, $1 per page, ii. requiring certification, $3.50 per page. 8. For making up and forwarding papers, documents and exhibits, $99, plus any applicable transportation costs. 9. For a copy on compact disc (CD) of a digital recording of a court hearing in respect of a case, if such a recording exists and a copy is available, i. $22 for a single day’s recording, and ii. $10.50 for each additional day’s recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subparagraph i.




The following fees are payable in estate matters:


1. For a certificate of succeeding estate trustee or a certificate of estate trustee during litigation, $130. 2. For an application of an estate trustee to pass accounts, including all services in connection with it, $407. 3. For a notice of objection to accounts, $88. 4. For an application other than an application to pass accounts, including an application for proof of lost or destroyed will, a revocation of a certificate of appointment, an application for directions or the filing of a claim and notice of contestation, $219. 5. For a notice of objection other than a notice of objection to accounts, including the filing of a notice of appearance, $89. 6. For a request for notice of commencement of proceedings, $89. 7. For the deposit of a will or codicil for safekeeping, $26. 8. For an assessment of costs, including the certificate, $63.




The following fees are payable in an action under the Construction Act:


1. If the claim, crossclaim, counterclaim or third party claim does not exceed $6,000, on the issuing of a statement of claim, crossclaim, counterclaim or third party claim, $99. 2. If the claim, crossclaim, counterclaim or third party claim exceeds $6,000, i. on the issue of a statement of claim, crossclaim, counterclaim or third party claim, $229, ii. on the filing of a statement of defence, $162, iii. on the issue of a certificate of action, $130, iv. on the filing of a trial record, $810.




The following fees are payable in respect of an application under the Repair and Storage Liens Act:


1. On the filing of an application, $229. 2. On the filing of a notice of objection, $162. 3. On the issue of an initial certificate or final certificate, $130. 4. On the issue of a writ of seizure, $73.





Family Court (Superior Court)

On the filing of an application


$202




On the filing of an answer, an answer that includes a request for a divorce by a respondent


$161




On the filing of an answer that includes a request for a divorce by a respondent


$202




On the placing of an application on the list for hearing


$420




On the issue of a summons to a witness


$31




On the issue of a certificate


$24




For making copies of documents


i. not requiring certification, $1 per page, ii. requiring certification, $3.50 per page.




For making up and forwarding papers, documents and exhibits


$99 and the transportation costs




For a copy on compact disc (CD) of a digital recording of a court hearing in respect of a case, if such a recording exists and a copy is available


i. $22 for a single day’s recording, and ii. $10.50 for each additional day’s recording, if the request is made at the same time as a request under subparagraph i.