Ontario Court of Justice

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Criminal Court
Criminal Court
Currency date
April 16, 2021
Jurisdiction
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/
Last amended
November 19, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

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Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

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Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information, unless otherwise specified in a Practice Direction or Notice issued by the Court:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Criminal)
  3. INFORMATION NUMBER or ACCUSED NAME
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT (Bring Forward Request, Trial Application to Exclude Evidence, Other Request)

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. The Information file number (if known)
  2. name and date of birth of the accused and charge(s)
  3. details of next scheduled court appearance (date, courtroom and nature of appearance)
    Note:  if unsure of the next court date, include details of the last scheduled court appearance
  4. if a particular judicial officer is seized with the matter, the name of the officer.
  5. nature of filing / request (e.g. bring forward request, probation variation)
  6. list and description of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  7. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  8. name, role (i.e. lawyer, agent, Crown, defence, etc.,) and contact information of the person submitting the request (email and phone number).


Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

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Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Family Court
Family Court
Currency date
April 16, 2021
Jurisdiction
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/family-court/https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/family-court/
Last amended
April 8, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Online Platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB (Email only)

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Family, CYFSA)
  3. FILE NUMBER (Indicate NEW if no court file number exists)
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT ((Case Conference, Settlement Conference, Trial Management Conference, Combined Conference, Focused Hearing, Motion, Urgent Application, Trial, Other Request))

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. court file number (if it is an existing file)
  2. short title of proceeding
  3. list of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  4. type of request
  5. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  6. name, role (i.e. legal representative, party, etc.,) and contact information of person submitting the request (email and phone number)

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

When a document has been filed electronically, it is not necessary to file a paper copy

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Provincial Offences
Provincial Offences
Currency date
April 16, 2021
Jurisdiction
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/provincial-offences/https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/provincial-offences/
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Notice of Appeal

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Prior to September 7, 2021, only urgent POA appeals to a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice will be accepted for filing

Ontario Court of Justice (Criminal Court)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/
Last amended
November 19, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information, unless otherwise specified in a Practice Direction or Notice issued by the Court:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Criminal)
  3. INFORMATION NUMBER or ACCUSED NAME
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT (Bring Forward Request, Trial Application to Exclude Evidence, Other Request)

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. The Information file number (if known)
  2. name and date of birth of the accused and charge(s)
  3. details of next scheduled court appearance (date, courtroom and nature of appearance)
    Note:  if unsure of the next court date, include details of the last scheduled court appearance
  4. if a particular judicial officer is seized with the matter, the name of the officer.
  5. nature of filing / request (e.g. bring forward request, probation variation)
  6. list and description of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  7. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  8. name, role (i.e. lawyer, agent, Crown, defence, etc.,) and contact information of the person submitting the request (email and phone number).


Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Ontario Court of Justice (Family Court)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/family-court/
Last amended
April 8, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Online Platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB (Email only)

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Family, CYFSA)
  3. FILE NUMBER (Indicate NEW if no court file number exists)
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT ((Case Conference, Settlement Conference, Trial Management Conference, Combined Conference, Focused Hearing, Motion, Urgent Application, Trial, Other Request))

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. court file number (if it is an existing file)
  2. short title of proceeding
  3. list of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  4. type of request
  5. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  6. name, role (i.e. legal representative, party, etc.,) and contact information of person submitting the request (email and phone number)

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

When a document has been filed electronically, it is not necessary to file a paper copy

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Offences)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/provincial-offences/
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Notice of Appeal

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Prior to September 7, 2021, only urgent POA appeals to a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice will be accepted for filing

Ontario Court of Justice (Criminal Court)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Required
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/
Last amended
November 19, 2020
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information, unless otherwise specified in a Practice Direction or Notice issued by the Court:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Criminal)
  3. INFORMATION NUMBER or ACCUSED NAME
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT (Bring Forward Request, Trial Application to Exclude Evidence, Other Request)

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. The Information file number (if known)
  2. name and date of birth of the accused and charge(s)
  3. details of next scheduled court appearance (date, courtroom and nature of appearance)
    Note:  if unsure of the next court date, include details of the last scheduled court appearance
  4. if a particular judicial officer is seized with the matter, the name of the officer.
  5. nature of filing / request (e.g. bring forward request, probation variation)
  6. list and description of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  7. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  8. name, role (i.e. lawyer, agent, Crown, defence, etc.,) and contact information of the person submitting the request (email and phone number).


Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Ontario Court of Justice (Family Court)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/family-court/
Last amended
April 8, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)
Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

All

Acceptable format(s)

PDF

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Online Platform

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB (Email only)

Submission instructions

In order to ensure your request is received and processed by the appropriate court office, the subject line should include the following information:

  1. LEVEL OF COURT (OCJ)
  2. TYPE OF MATTER (Family, CYFSA)
  3. FILE NUMBER (Indicate NEW if no court file number exists)
  4. TYPE OF DOCUMENT ((Case Conference, Settlement Conference, Trial Management Conference, Combined Conference, Focused Hearing, Motion, Urgent Application, Trial, Other Request))

The body of the email should include the following information if applicable:

  1. court file number (if it is an existing file)
  2. short title of proceeding
  3. list of documents attached (note: attachments cannot exceed 35MB)
  4. type of request
  5. confirmation of service, setting out when and how any other party was served.
  6. name, role (i.e. legal representative, party, etc.,) and contact information of person submitting the request (email and phone number)

Paper copies required?
No
Paper copies - additional info

When a document has been filed electronically, it is not necessary to file a paper copy

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Offences)
Province
Ontario
E-filing requirement level
Optional
Explanatory web page
https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/provincial-offences/
Last amended
March 31, 2021
Rule Basis (citation)

Unavailable

Associated practice directive(s)
Documents accepted

Notice of Appeal

Acceptable format(s)

Unavailable

Acceptable formats - additional info

---

Electronic signatures accepted?
Yes
Signatures - additional info

---

Submission method

Email

Submission method - additional info
Attachment size limit

35MB

Submission instructions

---

Paper copies required?
Unavailable
Paper copies - additional info

---

Additional information

See O. Reg. 210/07: Ontario Court of Justice Fees

Prior to September 7, 2021, only urgent POA appeals to a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice will be accepted for filing

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