How do I file court forms for my family case online?
Question & AnswerHow do I file court forms for my family case online?
4. Pay your fees
The cost to court forms online is the same as the cost to file them in person at a courthouse. For the:
- Ontario Court of Justice there are no filing fees
- Superior Court of Justice, including the Family Court branch, there may be filing fees, depending on what you’re asking for. For example, you have to pay a court fee of $632 when you apply for a joint .
You can pay filing fees online by Visa, Mastercard, or Interac debit card.
If you can’t afford to pay the court fees, you can ask for a fee waiver certificate. This means you don’t have to pay most court fees.
You can ask for a fee waiver certificate online. Before you submit your forms and documents online, you’re told that if you can’t afford to pay the fees, you can use the online service to ask the court to waive the fees.
Look for the “fee waiver” option in the dropdown menu.
If you get a fee waiver certificate, you can submit your documents online without paying any fees. Submit your documents under “Documents submitted with a fee waiver request or certificate”.
The Ontario government’s A Guide to Fee Waiver Requests tells you which court fees can be waived and how to ask for a fee waiver.