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Small Claims Court Forms and Procedures Regulations

made under Section 33 of the

Small Claims Court Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 430

O.I.C. 93-110 (February 2, 1993, effective January 30, 1993), N.S. Reg. 17/93

as amended to O.I.C. 2015-96 (March 31, 2015, effective April 1, 2015), N.S. Reg. 156/2015

 

1     A Notice of Claim shall be in Form 1.

Section 1 amended: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

2     The fee for filing a Notice of Claim shall be

 

                (a)    $99.70 where the claim is in an amount less than $5000.00;

Clause 2(a) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

                (b)    $199.35 where the claim is in an amount not less than $5000.00 and not more than $25 000.00; or

Clause 2(b) amended: O.I.C. 2006-454, N.S. Reg. 201/2006; O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

                (c)    $99.70 where the claim is for the recovery of personal property only.

Clause 2(c) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

3     (1)    The time for serving the Notice of Claim and a form for a Defence/Counterclaim on the defendant shall be within 10 days from the date on which the claim is filed or within any additional time the clerk or adjudicator may allow.

 

       (2)    The claimant shall serve the Notice of Claim and a form for a Defence/Counterclaim at the time of service.

Subsection 3(2) amended: O.I.C. 2005-61, N.S. Reg. 18/2005.

 

       (3)    Service of a Notice of Claim and a form for a Defence/Counterclaim shall be by personal service or such other manner of service as directed by the Court.

Section 3 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

4     (1)    A defence/counterclaim shall be in Form 2.

Section 4 renumbered subsection 4(1): O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

       (2)    The fee for filing a Counterclaim shall be $66.00.

Subsection 4(2) added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000; amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

5     (1)    The time for filing a defence/counterclaim and serving it on the claimant shall be within 20 days from the date on which the defendant was served or within any additional time the clerk or adjudicator may allow.

Section 5 renumbered subsection 5(1): O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000; amended: O.I.C. 2006-454, N.S. Reg. 201/2006.

 

       (2)    Service of a Defence or Counterclaim shall be by registered mail or such other manner of service as directed by the Court.

Subsection 5(2) added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

6     A claim may be brought or defended in the name under which the business or partnership carries on its business or the name of one or more persons believed to own or carry on the business.

 

7     A person under a legal disability may commence or defend a claim by a representative.

 

8     A subpoena shall be in Form 3.

 

9     (1)    A subpoena issued by the clerk must be served personally on the witness or by another manner of service as directed by the Court.

Subsection 9(1) amended: O.I.C. 2005-61, N.S. Reg. 18/2005.

 

       (2)    No person is bound to appear or give evidence pursuant to a subpoena unless the person is paid or tendered witness fees in the amount of $5.00 plus $0.20 per kilometre one way from the place of residence of the person to the place of the hearing not less than four days before the date set for the hearing.

Subsection 9(2) amended: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

10   (1)    A party to a proceeding commenced in the Supreme Court in which the trial has not begun or judgment has not been entered who elects to have the proceeding adjudicated in the Small Claims Court pursuant to subsection 19(2) or (3) of the Act, may do so by paying a transfer fee of $99.70 and serving a Notice in Form 4 on the prothonotary, the plaintiff and any other party to the proceeding.

Subsection 10(1) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

       (2)    The prothonotary, upon receiving a Notice referred to in subsection (1), shall, if the matter is within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court, transfer the file to the clerk of the Small Claims Court who shall affix an identifying number to the file and provide the parties with Form 5, Notice of Adjudication in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia, notifying the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing.

Section 10 replaced: O.I.C. 98-44, N.S. Reg. 11/98.

 

11   Where a judge elects to transfer a proceeding commenced in the Supreme Court to an adjudicator pursuant to subsection 19(4) of the Act, the prothonotary shall transfer the file to the clerk of the Small Claims Court who shall affix an identifying number to the file and provide the parties with Form 5, Notice of Adjudication in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia, notifying the parties of the date, time and place of the hearing.

Section 11 replaced: O.I.C. 98-44, N.S. Reg. 11/98.

 

12   Service of a Notice of Adjudication by a court clerk pursuant to Section 11 or any other document served by a court clerk shall be by registered mail or such other manner of service as directed by the Court.

Section 12 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

13   The following fees apply in Small Claims Court

 

                (a)    for copies of any document, per page.......................................................$ 0.65

Clause 13(a) amended: O.I.C. 2013-105, N.S. Reg. 156/2013.

 

                (b)    certifying any document on file not including copy

charge (no charge for 1 certified copy requested at

time of filing document).........................................................................$13.26

Clause 13(b) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

                (c)    searching a file except bulk rate searches (free to

parties to the action or their solicitors)......................................................$6.61

Clause 13(c) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

                (d)    searching a file where an agreement has been

entered into with the Department of Justice for

bulk rate search fees ...............................................................................$ 0.65

Clause 13(d) amended: O.I.C. 2013-105, N.S. Reg. 156/2013.

Section 13 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

14   An Application for Quick Judgment shall be in Form 6.

Section 14 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

15   (1)    The adjudicator may award the following costs to the successful party:

 

                (a)    filing fee;

 

                (b)    transfer fee;

 

                (c)    fees incurred in serving the claim or defence/counterclaim;

 

                (d)    witness fees;

 

                (e)    costs incurred prior to a transfer to the Small Claims Court pursuant to Section 10;

 

                (f)    reasonable travel expenses where the successful party resides or carries on business outside the county in which the hearing is held;

 

                (g)    additional out of pocket expenses approved by the adjudicator.

Clause 15(1)(e) amended: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

       (2)    No agent or barrister fees of any kind shall be awarded to either party.

Section 12 renumbered 15: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

16   An adjudicator may award prejudgment interest at a rate of four percent per annum in the same circumstances in which prejudgment interest may be awarded by the Supreme Court.

Section 13 renumbered 16: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

17   An order made by an adjudicator shall be in Form 7(a), (b) or (c).

Section 14 renumbered 17 and replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

18   (1)    The fee payable to the sheriff for an Execution Order shall be $99.70, including kilometrage, together with any commission or hourly fee for selling or appraising inventory or goods as set out in Schedule “B” of the regulations respecting fees and allowances made under the Costs and Fees Act.

Subsection 18(1) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

       (2)    The fee payable to the sheriff for a Recovery Order shall be the fee as set out in Schedule “B” of the regulations respecting fees and allowances made under the Costs and Fees Act, but shall not in any case exceed $199.35.

Subsection 18(2) amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

 

       (3)    The fee payable to the sheriff for an order for the sheriff to deliver possession of property pursuant to Section 3 of the Small Claims Court Residential Tenancies Appeal Regulations made under the Small Claims Court Act shall be the fee as set out in Schedule “B” of the regulations respecting fees and allowances made under the Costs and Fees Act, but shall not in any case exceed $199.35.

Subsection 18(3) added: O.I.C. 2003-308, N.S. Reg. 132/2003; amended: O.I.C. 2015-96, N.S. Reg. 156/2015.

Section 15 renumbered 18 and replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

19   An Execution Order shall be in Form 11.

Section 16 renumbered 19 and replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

20   A Recovery Order shall be in Form 12.

Section 17 renumbered 20 and replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

21   A Certificate of Judgment shall be in Form 8.

Section 21 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

22   (1)    A Notice of Appeal shall be in Form 9.

 

       (2)    An appeal shall be commenced by the appellant

 

                (a)    filing 2 copies of the Notice of Appeal with the prothonotary; and

 

                (b)    serving 1 copy of the Notice of Appeal on the respondent

 

not later than 30 days after the adjudicator’s order or determination is filed.

 

       (3)    Service of the Notice of Appeal on the respondent shall be by personal service or registered mail.

 

       (4)    The appellant shall file proof of service of the Notice of Appeal on the respondent with the prothonotary not later than 7 days after the last day for service of the Notice of Appeal.

 

       (5)    Proof of service may consist of a letter certifying the fact of service and the mode of service, and where service is by registered mail, the appellant shall file the Canada Post registration receipt with the prothonotary.

 

       (6)    Where a Notice of Appeal is filed, the prothonotary shall send 1 copy to the adjudicator who shall within 30 days complete a Summary Report in Form 10 and send 4 copies to the prothonotary.

 

       (7)    Where the prothonotary has received 4 copies of a Summary Report from the adjudicator, the prothonotary shall immediately

 

                (a)    send 1 copy to the appellant;

 

                (b)    send 1 copy to the respondent by Canada Post Corporation Priority Courier;

 

                (c)    advise the Supreme Court that the appeal is ready for hearing; and

 

                (d)    set a date for the appeal to be heard and advise the parties of that date by Canada Post Corporation Priority Courier.

 

       (8)    A judge may direct what additional material may be filed and may request a restatement of the case from an adjudicator.

 

       (9)    When both parties to an appeal submit briefs, the Court may dispense with oral argument.

 

       (10)  An appellant’s brief shall be submitted at least 4 clear days prior to the date set for the appeal to be heard.

 

       (11)  A respondent’s brief shall be submitted at least 2 clear days prior to the date set for the appeal to be heard.

 

       (12)  Noncompliance with this Section shall not render any proceeding void, but the proceeding may be amended, set aside as irregular or otherwise dealt with as the Court may direct.

Section 22 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

23   On an appeal from a decision of an adjudicator, the judge may award the following costs:

 

                (a)    any costs which the adjudicator could have awarded under Section 15;

Clause 23(a) amended: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000; O.I.C. 2001-162, N.S. Reg. 37/2001.

 

                (b)    a barrister fee not to exceed $50;

 

                (c)    out of pocket expenses approved by the judge.

Section 18 renumbered 23: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

 

24   A Certificate of Satisfaction shall be in Form 13.

Section 24 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.



 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 1

Notice of Claim

In the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


 

For Court Use only

Claim No________

 

 

Claimant(s):

Name ______________________________________________________

Civic address __________________________ Postal code ____________

Mailing address ________________________ Postal code ____________

Phone no. _________________ Fax ________ Email ________________

This matter

will take longer

than 2 hours.

____    ____

Yes     No


Defendant(s):

Name _______________________________________________________________________

Civic address ___________________________ Postal code ____________________________

Mailing address _________________________ Postal code ____________________________

Phone no. ________________ Fax __________ Email ________________________________


I claim from the Defendant(s) ____________________________________ dollars ($_______)

or the delivery to me of _________________________________________________________

The reason for this claim is: _____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

(If you need more space, attach another sheet of paper.)

 

_____________________________           ________________________________________

                        Date                                     Signature of Claimant(s)/lawyer(s) for Claimant(s)


Lawyer’s name ________________ Phone no. _________ Fax _________ Email __________

Lawyer’s address ______________________________________________________________





To be filled in by the Clerk of the Small Claims Court:


This claim must be served on the Defendant(s) within ____ days of _______________, 20___.


This claim will be heard on ______________________, 20_____ at ________a.m./p.m.


at ______________________________________.

(place of hearing)

_________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court


To the Defendant(s): This claim has been filed against you in Small Claims Court.

1.           If you do not agree with this claim, you must

                  fill in the attached Form 2 - Defence/Counterclaim

                  file the completed Form 2 - Defence/Counterclaim by returning it to the Small Claims Court within 20 days of the date that you received this claim.

                  serve a copy of the completed Form 2 - Defence/Counterclaim on the Claimant(s)

2.           If you do not file your Defence/Counterclaim by returning Form 2 to the court within 20 days after

you receive the claim, the court may make an order against you without hearing from you.

Read the “Additional information for Defendant” with this form.

Form 1 replaced: O.I.C. 2005-61, N.S. Reg. 18/2005; amended: O.I.C. 2006-454, N.S. Reg. 201/2006.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 2

Defence/Counterclaim

In the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


To________________________________________________________________________

(Claimant(s))

My reason for disputing the claim is:

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

(If you need more space, attach another sheet of paper.)

I counterclaim for:

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

____________________________    __________________________________________

                        Date                            Signature of Defendant(s)/lawyer(s) for Defendant(s)

Defendant’s civic address: _____________________

Defendant’s mailing address: ___________________

___________________________________________

___________________________________________

Defendant’s phone no. ________________________

Lawyer’s name __________________ Phone no. _______ Fax ________ Email __________

Lawyer’s address ____________________________________________________________


To be filled in by the Clerk of the Small Claims Court:


This defence/counterclaim must be served on the Claimant(s) within ____ days of __________, 20__, and all parties must appear on the date shown on Form 1- Notice of Claim to present their evidence before the Adjudicator.

_______________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

Form 2 replaced: O.I.C. 2005-61, N.S. Reg. 18/2005.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 3

Claim No. ______

Subpoena to Witness

In the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


Between:

Name _____________________________________________________________ Claimant(s)

- and -

Name ____________________________________________________________ Defendant(s)


To: _________________________________________________________________________

(name of witness)


You must attend the hearing of this proceeding in the Small Claims Court, to be held at ___________________ in ________________ , Nova Scotia on _________________ , 20__ , at __________ a.m./p.m. You must be present each day of the hearing and until the hearing ends. You will be called upon to give evidence on behalf of the ________________________.

(Claimant(s)/Defendant(s))


You must bring the following documents or things with you and produce them at the hearing:

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________


If you do not obey this subpoena and do not have an adequate excuse for disobeying this subpoena, then you may be found to be in contempt of court and you could be arrested.


Issued on _______________________ , 20__.

 

_________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court


AFFIDAVIT


I, _________________________________________ , swear that on _______________, 20__,

I served this subpoena on _________________________________ , by leaving a true copy of it

(name of witness)

with him/her personally, and that I travelled ____________ kilometres to do so.


Sworn before me on ____________, 20__.

)

 

)

______________________________________

) ________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court of

)

Nova Scotia, Barrister, Commissioner

)

of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

)

Form 3 replaced: O.I.C. 2005-61, N.S. Reg. 18/2005.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 4

Notice of Election to Transfer

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

 

Name                                                                                                                      Claimant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

Name                                                                                                                      Defendant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

TAKE NOTICE that _________________________, a party to the proceeding begun in the Supreme Court as No. ________ elects to have the proceeding adjudicated in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia at _____________________.

 

DATED ____________________________, 20______.

 

_______________________________________

Claimant/Defendant

 TO: Prothonotary

          Claimant/Defendant

Form 4 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 5

Claim No: _______

Notice of Adjudication

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia

BETWEEN:

Name                                                                                                                      Claimant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

Name                                                                                                                      Defendant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

WHEREAS _____________________, a party to a proceeding in the Supreme Court as

No. ________________, has served notice of election to transfer;

TAKE NOTICE that the hearing of this claim is set for _________________, 20____,

at ____________ a.m./p.m. at _____________________________.

DATED _______________________________, 20______.

 

_________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

Form 5 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 



Form 6

Application for Quick Judgment

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia

 

County of _______________________                                            File No. _____________

BETWEEN:

CLAIMANT

- and -

DEFENDANT


AFFIDAVIT IN PROOF OF APPLICATION


I, ___________________ of ___________________ in the County of __________________, Province of Nova Scotia, make oath and say as follows:

 

1.         ____ That I am the Claimant and Applicant herein.

OR

1.         ____ That I am the ____________ of the Claimant (if the Claimant is a body corporate).

(Check one of the above)

 

2.         That I served the Claim on the defendant by ________________________ and

(method of service)

documentation proving service is attached.

 

3.         That 10 days have expired since the date of service.

 

4.         That I have had no communication, either written or oral, from the Defendant to the effect that the Defendant intends to defend this action.

 

5.         ____ That no payments have been credited.

OR

5.         ____ That payments of $____________ have been credited to my account since the date of the issuance of this Claim.

(Check one of the above)

 

6.         That the following breakdown of my claim is a true and accurate statement of the account owing by the Defendant, and documentation supporting my claim is attached:

Debt (amount claimed before costs)

$ _________________

Credit (if any)

$ _________________

Cost of filing claim

$ _________________

Cost of service

$ _________________

Interest to date (if applicable)

$ _________________

TOTAL

$ _________________

 

7.         That I request judgment be issued in this matter in the amount of $ _________.

SWORN TO at ________________,

in the County of ________________,

Province of Nova Scotia, on

______________________, 20 ____.

_________________________________                  _________________________________

A Commissioner of the Supreme                               Applicant

Court of Nova Scotia

Form 6 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 7(a)

Claim No: _______

Order

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

 

Name                                                                                                                      Claimant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

Name                                                                                                                      Defendant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

 

On _______________________ 20 ____, a hearing was held in the above matter and the following Order is made:

 

The Claimant having appeared, and the Defendant □ appearing □ not appearing;

AND UPON FINDING

            (a)       that the Defendant was served with a notice of the claim; and

            (b)       that the Defendant did not file a defence and the time for filing a defence has elapsed; and

            (c)       that the Claimant has established the merits of the claim,

 

I THEREFORE ORDER that the Defendant pay to the Claimant the sums as follows:

Debt:

Costs:

Total:

Dated at ____________________

on __________________, 20 __

_________________________________

Adjudicator

Original         Court File

Copy              Claimant(s)

Copy              Defendant(s)

Form 7 repealed: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.

Form 7(a) added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 7(b)

Claim No: _______

Order

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

 

Name                                                                                                                      Claimant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    

Name                                                                                                                      Defendant

Address                                                                                                                 

Phone                                                                                                                    


UPON FINDING

(a)       that the Defendant was served with notice of the claim; and

(b)       that the Defendant did not file a defence and the time for filing a defence has

elapsed; and

(c)       that the documents filed with the claim establish the merits of the claim,


I THEREFORE ORDER that the Defendant pay to the Claimant the sums as follows:

Debt:

Costs:

Total:


Dated at ____________________

on ____________________, 20___

_____________________________

Adjudicator

Original         Court File

Copy              Claimant(s)

Copy              Defendant(s)

Form 7(b) added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 


Form 7(c)

Claim No: _______

Order

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia

BETWEEN:

Name                                                                                                                       Claimant

Address                                                                                                                  

Phone                                                                                                                     

Name                                                                                                                       Defendant

Address                                                                                                                  

Phone                                                                                                                     


 

On _____________________________, 20___, a hearing was held in the above matter and the following Order is made:






Dated at _____________________

on ____________________, 20___              _____________________________

Adjudicator

Original         Court File

Copy              Claimant(s)

Copy              Defendant(s)

Form 7(c) added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 8

Claim No: _______

Certificate of Judgment

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

Claimant

- and -

Defendant

By order of the Adjudicator, Judgment is entered in the above action for __________________ against _____________________________________

 

for:

                                                DEBT             $

                                                COSTS           $

__________________

                                                TOTAL          $ __________________

 

_________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court


I certify that this is a true abstract of the original Judgment in this Court on _________________, 20 _____.


Given under the seal of the Court at __________________, on ________________, 20___.

 

_______________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

 

NOVA SCOTIA,                                )

)

)

                                                S.S.     )          OFFICE OF THE REGISTRY OF DEEDS

)

 

I certify that the foregoing abstract of Docket of Judgment ____________, duly certified by the Clerk of the Small Claims Court under the seal of the Court, was produced to be registered in this office at the hour of ______________ on _________________, 20 _____, and was registered in Book ________, Page ____.

 

___________________________________

Registrar of Deeds

Form 8 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 9

20 ____                                                                                                       S_____ No. ______


Notice of Appeal

in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

Small Claims Court


NAME

ADDRESS

APPELLANT

- and -

NAME

ADDRESS

RESPONDENT

TO: The Prothonotary

The Appellant appeals from an order or determination made by an adjudicator of the Small Claims Court on ____________, 20 ____, in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia at _______________, in the County of ______________ on the grounds of

 

                      (a)       jurisdictional error;

                      (b)       error of law;

                      (c)       failure to follow the requirements of natural justice,


and the particulars of the error or failure which form the grounds of appeal are:



And the Appellant requests that the adjudicator within 30 days, transmit to the court a summary report of the findings of law and fact, including the basis of any findings raised in this Notice of Appeal and any interpretation of documents made by the adjudicator with a copy of any written reasons for the decision to the Court.


DATED at ________________, on ______________________________, 20____.

       

_________________________________

Appellant

Form 9 replaced: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 10

S_____ No. ______

Summary Report

in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia


APPELLANT

- and -

RESPONDENT

TO: The Prothonotary


Summary report of findings by _____________________________, an Adjudicator of the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia.

 

            1.         On ________________, 20___ I adjudicated a claim between the above named parties, a copy of which is attached hereto.

 

            2.         On the attached pages, I set out for the consideration of this Honourable

Court a summary report of the findings of law and fact made in the case on appeal including the basis of any findings raised in the Notice of Appeal and any interpretation of documents made by me, and a copy of the written reasons for my decision, if any.

 

DATED at ______________, on _________________________, 20____.

 

_________________________________

Adjudicator

Form 10 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 11

Claim No: _______

Execution Order

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia



BETWEEN:

CLAIMANT

-and-

DEFENDANT


TO ANY SHERIFF OR INTERESTED PERSON:




Judgment Debt



$_______

UPON being satisfied that the judgment creditor has entered judgment against the judgment debtor, on __________________, 20_____ .

Judgment Cost

$_______

 

Less Credits

$_______

IT IS ORDERED THAT

Judgment amount

$_______

1. Any sheriff shall seize, accept as a receiver, hold and sell at public auction, any real or personal property in which the judgment debtor has an interest, including any debt, rent, legacy,

share, bond, debenture or other security, currency,

wages, or other demand, due or accruing due at

any time while this order is valid, whether in the

possession of the judgment debtor or other person

and not exempt by law from seizure , that will

satisfy the judgment creditor’s claim in the amount

of $ together with interest on the judgment

debt at the rate of 5% per annum from the date

hereof to the date of satisfaction, and probable costs of $75.00, and to disburse the proceeds as provided by law.

Registering Judgment

$_______

PPS Registry filing fee

$_______

Execution

$_______

Interest to date

$_______

Total Fees & Interest

$_______

TOTAL CLAIM

$_______

 

 

 

2. The sheriff, at the time of making a seizure under this order, shall, unless the Court otherwise orders,

 

 

(a) serve a true copy of this order on the judgment debtor or other person in possession of the property at the time of the seizure; and

 

 

(b) make forthwith a true inventory and appraisement of the seized property and the interest of the judgment debtor therein.






Judgment (date) ___________. (Execution Order effective for 6 years from the judgment date.)

Order renewed or reissued (date) ______________ for 12 months.

 

3.    Where there is any property in the possession of a third person that cannot be seized immediately, the sheriff shall serve a copy of this order on the third person whereupon the property, in an amount as will secure in whole or in part the amount of the judgment creditor’s claim against the judgment debtor as stated herein, shall be deemed to have been seized, and the third person shall, within 10 days of the service of the order on him/her and from time to time thereafter as any such additional property is available for delivery,

 

       (a)    deliver the property to the sheriff and the delivery shall release the third person from any liability to the judgment debtor with respect to the value of the property so delivered or;

 

       (b)    when delivery is not made under clause (a), or the value of any property so delivered is not sufficient to satisfy the judgment creditor’s claim, or when a sheriff in writing demands it,

 

                (i)     the third person shall file with the sheriff a certificate that describes and gives the location of any such property in the possession of the third person, states the approximate value of the interest of the judgment debtor therein and when any payment in respect thereof becomes payable to the judgment debtor, and gives the name and address of any other person with an interest in the property and the nature of that interest, and

 

                (ii)    pending further order of the Court, the third person shall retain possession of the property referred to in clause (i) and withhold payment of any debt, rent, legacy, share, bond, debenture or other currency, wages or other demand, and the amount of the claim shall become a lien on the property held by the third person from the time of the service of the order on him/her or of the subsequent acquisition of any such property by him/her.

 

4.    When the sheriff serves this Execution Order on a body corporate with the intention of seizing any share, bond, debenture or other interest of the judgment debtor therein, the body corporate or any transfer agent thereof shall

 

       (a)    not transfer the title or deliver possession of any such share, bond, debenture or other interest to any person until the Court otherwise orders; and

 

       (b)    forthwith file with the sheriff a certificate setting out

 

                (i)     the number and class of any share so seized, with the certificate number and the name and address of any registered owner thereof,

 

                (ii)    the number, face value and description of any seized bond or debenture, with the serial number and the name and address of any registered owner thereof, and

 

                (iii)  a description of any other seized interest of the judgment debtor in the body corporate so retained.

 

5.    When a sheriff serves this Execution Order on an employer with the intention of seizing any wages of a judgment debtor hereunder, the employer shall

 

       (a)    pay to the sheriff 15% of the gross wages of the judgment debtor, provided that when the payment would reduce the net amount of wages payable to the judgment debtor, after the deduction of all amounts required by law to be deducted from such wages, to an amount of $415.00 per week payable to a judgment debtor supporting a family or $275.00 per week to any other judgment debtor, then only the difference by which the payment of 15% exceeds these respective amounts, shall be paid to the sheriff hereunder;

Clause 5(a) amended: O.I.C. 2001-484, N.S. Reg. 124/2001.

 

       (b)    pay the wages to the sheriff hereunder once every month or as otherwise agreed upon by the employer and sheriff; and

 

       (c)    forthwith answer any written interrogatory sent to him by the sheriff with respect to any wages due or accruing due to the judgment debtor.

 

6.    Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 may be deemed to be in contempt of the Court and may be dealt with as the Court thinks just.

 

7.    Where real property is seized under an Execution Order, the sheriff shall proceed to sell the property as provided by the Sale of Land under Execution Act.

 

8.    The sheriff shall file this Execution Order with the Clerk of the Small Claims Court within 10 days after the execution thereof and not later than the expiry date of this Execution Order, or when directed by the Court, with his/her report endorsed thereon or attached thereto.

Section 8 replaced: O.I.C. 2001-162, N.S. Reg. 37/2001.



Dated on __________________, 20 ____


____________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

Form 11 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 



Form 12

Claim No: _______

Recovery Order

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

CLAIMANT

- and -

DEFENDANT

TO:

 

Any sheriff or interested person:

 

Upon reading the order of the Small Claims Court Adjudicator dated _______________, 20 ______, the Claimant shall recover from the Defendant the following:



 

It is ordered that you, as sheriff for the County of _______________, enter upon the lands of ______________________________________ or wherever the above-described property may be located and cause the Claimant, or as the case may be, to have possession of the above-described property;

 

It is further ordered that upon the execution of this Order, you shall immediately file it in my office with a report of your doings under the Order endorsed on or attached to it.

 

Issued at _________________, Nova Scotia, on ______________ , 20 _____.

 

___________________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

Form 12 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.


 ________________________________________________________________ 

Form 13

Claim No. _________

Date of Judgment___________

Certificate of Satisfaction

in the Small Claims Court of Nova Scotia


BETWEEN:

CLAIMANT

- and -

DEFENDANT

I certify that a satisfaction piece was filed in full satisfaction of judgment in the above cause for the CLAIMANT against the DEFENDANT, for the sum of

$______________ (debt) and $ _______________ (costs) and that the judgment is discharged.



Given under the seal of the Court at _________________, Nova Scotia, on ___________________, 20____.



_______________________________

Clerk of the Small Claims Court

Form 13 added: O.I.C. 2000-169, N.S. Reg. 58/2000.