How do I fill out a Plaintiff’s Claim using the online service?

4. Complete your claim

You must give the reasons for your claim, such as:

  • what you’re asking for and why
  • the terms of the contract, including any terms that weren’t followed
  • what you have done to try to fix the problem

Clearly explain and tell your story in the order that things happened. This tells the judge what happened, and why you think the person or business you’re suing owes you money.

Upload supporting documents

Upload any documents that support your claim. For example:

  • the contract between you and the
  • any emails or letters between you and the defendant
  • delivery slips
  • invoices
  • photos or videos that show the product or any damage
  • receipts for the original product, repairs, or other costs

Don’t delete the copies of the files you upload from your computer. The e-filing service saves text that you enter into the forms. It does not save copies of documents you attach.

And, keep all original documents you upload. You will have to give photocopies of these documents to the defendant and court. You may also be asked to show the originals at a hearing.

Enter payment details

It costs $102 to file your Plaintiff’s Claim. You can use a Visa or MasterCard credit card, or Interac Online to pay the filing fees.

Enter your name and today’s date on the online form. This is taken to be the same as your written signature.

Review and submit your Plaintiff’s Claim

Before you file your claim online, make sure all of the details are correct. If any of the details are wrong, fix them. To go back, click Previous at the bottom of the form.

If the details are right, click Print this summary at the bottom of the form. This gives you a record of the summary.

To submit your Plaintiff’s Claim to the court online, click Pay and submit at the bottom of the form.

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