How do I file a Statement of Claim form?

A Statement of Claim (UCPR form 3A/3B) can be used to start a civil court case. See Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 6.3 for a list of proceedings that must be started by filing a Statement of Claim. To make a claim, you will need to indicate the what 'relief' you wish to claim (the outcome you desire). If you do not know what to claim, you should get legal information and advice.

How to file

Option 1 - Upload a completed version of the form, plus any supporting documents (all claims)

Option 2 - Fill out the form online, then upload any supporting documents (only certain claims)
 

Option 1 - Upload a completed version of the form, plus any supporting documents

This option is available for all forms.

   Answer basic questions about the claim and the parties
     
Watch this short video about how to fill out the form (link is external).
   Upload a completed PDF version of the form
     UCPR forms can be downloaded from the UCPR website (link is external). You should save your completed form as a PDF file with maximum file size of 5 MB. Find out how to create a small sized PDF file.
     The information on the uploaded form MUST match the information added to the online form.
3    Upload any supporting documents as PDF files
     Each PDF can have a maximum file size of 5 MB.
4    Pay by credit card or debit card
     The filing fee will be displayed at this point.
     Pay by credit card (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club) or debit card (Visa or Mastercard).
5    Allow for processing time, then check your email for the approved form
     The form will be processed and the approved version emailed to you within two business days, and sometimes within minutes.
     If you are going to court, print out the form and take it with you.
     Receive the tax invoice in the same email.
6    Check online to see whether the other party has filed a defence, or whether there has been other activity
     Once the form is processed (ie once you get the email), the newly created case will appear in the Case list (see the main menu).
     Click on Case list in the menu, then search for the case by party name or case number (the case number is printed on the approved from which was emailed to you).
     Once you've clicked on the case name, you'll see categories of information: Proceedings; Filed documents; Court dates; Judgements & orders; and Subpoenaed items list.
     Click into these tabs to see: details of parties and legal representatives; which documents have been filed by both parties; when matters are listed; whether judgments or orders have been made; and whether any documents or items have been requested by subpoena.
     If a form or document was filed online, you can open a digital copy from the Filed documents screen.
7    Return to the detailed case view at any time to check for updates
     As the case progresses, you can monitor which documents have been filed (including your own), see listing dates, orders, etc via the detailed case view.
 

Option 2 - Fill out the form online, then upload any supporting documents

This option is only available if you are asking for a specific amount of money to be paid to the plaintiff by the defendant OR if you are asking for a specific amount of money to be paid to the plaintiff by the defendant because the defendant has damaged the plaintiff’s car.

1    Answer questions about the claim
     
Watch this short video about how to fill out the form (link is external).
2    Upload any supporting documents as PDF files
     Each PDF can have a maximum file size of 5 MB.
     A signed affidavit may be required as a supporting document.
3    Pay by credit card or debit card
     The filing fee will be displayed at this point.
     Pay by credit card (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club) or debit card (Visa or Mastercard).
   Allow for processing time, then check your email for the approved form
     The form will be processed and the approved version emailed to you within two business days, and sometimes within minutes.
     If you are going to court, print out the form and take it with you.
     Receive the tax invoice in the same email.
5    Check online to see whether the other party has filed a defence, or whether there has been other activity
     Once the form is processed (ie once you get the email), the newly created case will appear in the Case list (see the main menu).
     Click on Case list in the menu, then search for the case by party name or case number (the case number is printed on the approved from which was emailed to you).
     Once you've clicked on the case name, you'll see categories of information: Proceedings; Filed documents; Court dates; Judgements & orders; and Subpoenaed items list.
     Click into these tabs to see: details of parties and legal representatives; which documents have been filed by both parties; when matters are listed; whether judgments or orders have been made; and whether any documents or items have been requested by subpoena.
     If a form or document was filed online, you can open a digital copy from the Filed documents screen.
6    Return to the detailed case view at any time to check for updates
     As the case progresses, you can monitor which documents have been filed (including your own), see listing dates, orders, etc via the detailed case view.