Ontario

Court Fees Waiver

Easy application

Tax filing required

This Court fees waiver is available if you cannot afford to pay the fees, you can ask the court to waive them. If you request a fee waiver, the court will consider your financial situation and decide whether you meet the requirements to qualify.

You may be eligible if:

  • you are or will be involved in a family, civil or small claims court matter;
  • you are resident in Ontario
  • you are not acting on behalf of a business or organization
  • your fees are not being paid by a lawyer under a contingency fee agreement (an arrangement when the lawyer gets paid at the end of the case, depending on the outcome)

Proof of  residency in Province

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

To apply for Court Fees Waiver, you will need to do the following:

Finally, you can submit your request either:

Last updated: June 28, 2022