4. Give your application to the LTB

When your form and request to shorten the time are completed, you have to them with the LTB.

There is a filing fee of $53. If you e-file, the fee is $48. But if you are on social assistance or other low income, you can ask the LTB not to charge you the fee. To do this, you have to fill out a “Fee Waiver Request” form. You can ask the LTB to send you this form, or download it from the LTB's website.

You can file your application in a number of ways:

In person:  You can file your application in person at a ServiceOntario Centre. You can pay the filing fee by cash, credit card, debit card, certified cheque or money order. Certified cheques and money orders must be made payable to the Minister of Finance. The LTB will not accept an ordinary uncertified cheque.

By mail:  You can file your application by mail. You must complete and include a Credit Card Payment Form if you're paying by credit card.

By fax: You can fax your application to 1-833-610-2242 or (416) 326-6455. You can fax only if the application is free or if you have a fee waiver. The LTB asks that you only use fax for urgent applications. For example, you can use fax if you have a deadline very soon or if you can't use any of the other filing options.

Or you can file your application online. You can pay the fee by credit or debit card.

The LTB might send the Notice of Hearing and a copy of your application to your landlord, or might require you to deliver it yourself, if there is not enough time to send it by mail.

You should start preparing for the hearing as soon as possible. It is important to be fully prepared for your hearing. You only get one chance. If you are not prepared or don't bring important , the LTB probably won't let you come back another day.

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