The Brampton Small Claims Court is one of the busiest of the Small Claims Courts in Ontario. Read on to learn about the ins and outs of the Brampton Small Claims Court.
Address of the Brampton Small Claims Court
It is located at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton, Ontario Canada. There is parking available, though the closer spots to the court house are typically either reserved parking generally, or for police officers. The walk can be a long one from your car in the winter, so dress warmly!
Phone Number for the Brampton Small Claims Court
There is a phone number that anyone can use to call the Brampton Small Claims Court and speak to court staff. It is 905-456-4700. Note, the best times to call are generally between 8:30 a.m. and 9;30 a.m. and then again from 3:30 p.m.and 4:30 p.m. That is not to say that the wait will be short whenever you call, but generally the wait is shorter (or less long!) at these times.
You should never call the court and expect legal advice. Indeed, the small claims court’s greeting will tell you that court staff cannot provide legal advice. Court clerks will be helpful with respect to procedure only. This is important to realize because I have often been called by many people who have been told things by court clerks that, in all practicality, are unrealistic and/or unnecessary.
For example, a court clerk may tell you that email service of a Plaintiff’s Claim is invalid. Technically this is correct, but practically, if the Defendant ends up filing a Defence after email service, the fact that it was invalid has no real affect. A full explanation is beyond the scope of this blog post, but will be the subject of a future article.
Layout of the Brampton Small Claims Court
There are two buildings that are relevant for the Brampton Small Claims Court purposes, one large, one small. The larger building is where you file all documents and small claims court forms. It’s located on the first floor after the police security checkpoint. The smaller building is where the settlement conferences, motions, trials and other court hearings are conducted. See other blog posts for articles describing what these various proceedings are.
Want more information about the Brampton Small Claims Court? Contact us about what you’d like to know, and assuming it’s reasonable, I will add it to the blog!