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Inventory of Reforms

Yukon Small Claims Court


Overview of the Yukon Small Claims Court.

Permanent implementation


Small Claims Court

April 1, 2006: Monetary jurisdiction of the Court increased from $5,000 to $25,000
2008: Consultation on the proposed amendments to regulations of theSmall Claims Act began

Small Claims Court Act Regulations,PDFExternal Link Y.O.I.C. 1995/152.
News ReleaseExternal Link (Yukon Government, January 4, 2008).
Small Claims CourtExternal Link (website) (Yukon Courts, 2009).

The Small Claims Court of the Yukon is established by the Small Claims Court Act.

Description of Reforms:
The Small Claims Court hears civil cases in which the amount of money or the value of personal property being claimed is $25,000 or less. It does not have jurisdiction over actions concerning land, actions against a personal representative of a deceased person, or actions for libel or slander…

The Small Claims Court sits in the same locations as the Territorial Court and can hear cases as part of court circuits to the communities. Every judge of the Territorial Court is a judge of the Small Claims Court.


2006 Amendments
The Small Claims Court Act was amended effective April 1, 2006:

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation:
At the beginning of 2008, the Yukon government began the consultation process on amending regulations to the Small Claims Court Act in order to modernize the small claims court process.

It is proposed that the amended regulations will be finalized in the Fall of 2009.

Revision History:
This summary was last reviewed in Oct 10, 2013