Those who cannot afford to pay the fees for their court case in Ontario can request for a fee waiver. The court will make a decision on eligibility based on the financial situation of the person making the request.
Individuals who are going to court in Ontario may have to pay fees to start a proceeding, file documents, schedule a hearing or enforce a judgment or order.
Those whose request for a court fee waiver is accepted will be given a certificate which they must show to court staff when they go to pay a fee.
They can use their fee waiver certificate only in the case or proceeding for which it was given to them, plus any enforcement related to that case. Those with multiple cases at once, or have their case is appealed, will need to request a new fee waiver for each case.
For more information, visit this resource which includes these topics:
- When to request a fee waiver
- Which fees cannot be waived
- How to request a fee waiver
- Requesting a court interpreter