How do I file my Court documents?

You can file documents with the Courts in person, by mail, and, in many circumstances, by fax. However, if you are faxing a sworn document such as an affidavit, you must also file the original sworn document as a "hard copy" (on paper).
See CIVIL PROCEDURE RULE 82.11 >>.
There are certain documents you cannot file by fax, for example, a Court of Appeal factum.

Generally, the Courts do not accept electronic filing of documents. See CIVIL PROCEDURE RULE 82.12 >>.
There are a few exceptions. For example, a Judge may permit a document in a specific case to be filed electronically. In addition, in the Court of Appeal, there are certain documents that must be filed electronically as well as "hard copies" (on paper).
See CIVIL PROCEDURE RULE 90.30 - APPEAL BOOK >>.

In most cases, you must file more than one copy of your documents.  The Courts will keep one or more copies and return court-stamped copies to you.  You will need to provide at least one copy of each document to each of the other parties involved in the case. 

There are fees charged for the filing of some documents. These fees must be paid before the documents can be filed. However, if you qualify, some filing fees may be waived. The fee amounts and the waiver rules are regulated by the Costs and Fees Act. A list of the most common court fees is found on this website on the page titled COSTS AND FEES IN THE COURTS >>

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