Conciliation/Small Claims Court

Role


The Conciliation Court, also referred to as Small Claims Court, was created to allow citizens the opportunity to bring their casual claims before the court without expensive court costs, attorney fees, or complicated legal procedures.

Types of Claims Allowed


Conciliation Court settles claims that are below limits set by law. These limits are:
  • Legal Claim Limit - $15,000.00
  • Lending Institution Limit - $4,000.00
You can reduce your claim so it can be heard, but if you reduce your claim, you cannot claim more later.

Considerations Before Filing


It will cost you money to file a claim. For claims between $0 - $15,000 the fee is $75.

Also, consider if the person the claim is against (the Defendant) has the ability to pay you should you win in conciliation court.