List of summaries, consolidations and regulations
The Small Claims Act, 1997
Anyone with a claim of $20,000 or less against another person in Saskatchewan for:
may bring an action to Small Claims Court. This includes an action against insurance companies.
The fee for starting an action depends on the amount of money claimed. Fees range from $20 to $50.
The Small Claims staff will prepare the documents and give you information on how to proceed. You do not need a lawyer to represent you, although you may have one if you wish.
A pre-trial case management process has been introduced for small claims matters. A case management judge will assist the persons involved to settle the matter without going to trial. During the case management, the judge will be authorized to:
If settlement attempts have not resolved the dispute, a trial will be held. The judge may give any necessary directions to the persons involved to ensure the trial proceeds quickly and efficiently.
After a trial the judge may make any of the following orders:
If the unsuccessful person does not comply with the order, the successful person may register the judgment with the Court of Queen's Bench and use collection procedures available through that Court, such as a garnishee summons and writ of execution.
For more information about Small Claims proceedings, contact the nearest Provincial Court Office or the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA).