Terms of use


Before using the Digital Court Office of Québec, the user must read and accept the terms of use for filing documents and paying judicial fees online.


1. Using the Digital Court Office

The Digital Court Office can be used exclusively to file pleadings and accompanying documents electronically with the Superior Court and the Court of Québec, excepting restrictions listed in clause 1.3 of these terms of use. It can also be used to pay judicial fees online.

It is not mandatory to use the Digital Court Office. Parties may in all cases file paper pleadings with a courthouse in the province of Québec.


1.1. Document format and size

Documents can only be filed in PDF format. The total file size of all attachments must not exceed 50 MB.


1.2. Precedence of the pleading

If there is a discrepancy between the information in the filing form and the information in the pleading, the pleading shall take precedence.


1.3. Restrictions on Digital Court Office use

The user cannot use the filing form to file more than one pleading at a time.


In addition, the user must not use the Digital Court Office to file:

  • a pleading or any other document with the Court of Appeal of Québec;
  • an information under the Criminal Code;
  • a statement of offence in penal matters;
  • an application for judicial authorization;
  • an application for authorization to institute a class action;
  • an application for the solemnization of a marriage or a civil union;
  • records of a notary;

The user must not use the Digital Court Office to file evidence except for those pleadings :

  • To the Court of Quebec :
    • Application for seizure before judgment and other application in connection with the execution of judgments presentable before the judge in chambers
    • Application for a restricted licence
    • Application for release from seizure of a road vehicle
    • Application for confinement in an institution, application under the Public Health Act
    • Application for an extension of the time limit for filing a notice to appeal a tax matter
    • Application to contest a decision by the Minister under the Tax Administration Act
    • Incidental applications and notices of management under the Code of Civil Procedure presentable before the Practice Division
    • Application for confinement in an institution (medical reports)
    • Acquiescence in application
    • Application for transfer of district
    • Application for suspension of a time limit
    • Application for extension of a time limit
    • Urgent application under the Tax Administration Act
    • Application for consolidation of proceedings
    • Application for postponement (e.g., evidence justifying the postponement)
    • Youth protection application

  • To the Superior Court :
    • Injunction;
    • Seizure before judgment;
    • Application for special mode of notification;
    • Procedure in non-contentious proceedings:
      • Application for appointment of a provisional administrator
      • Reassessment of protective supervision
    • Family:
      • All joint applications
      • All agreements
    • Application for consent to judgment
    • Application for transfer of district
    • Application for suspension of a time limit
    • Application for extension of a time limit
    • Application for consolidation of proceedings
    • Application for authorization of care

User’s liability

The user is liable for:

  • the accuracy of the information provided in the filing form or during online payment
  • any unauthorized use of the filing form, for instance if it violates the restrictions in clause 1.3 hereof or Québec government copyright.

2. Service

The Ministère de la Justice (MJQ) made available the Digital Court Office to users at all times subject to their compliance with these terms of use.

The MJQ nevertheless reserves the right to restrict access to the Digital Court Office outside Superior Court and Court of Québec office hours for the purpose of conducting technological infrastructure work. A notice will be posted on the Digital Court Office site to inform the user that such work is taking place.

For an optimal experience with the Digital Court Office, we recommend using Google Chrome or Edge Chromium as your browser. We also recommend that you use the latest versions of these browsers and make sure your operating system and web browser have the necessary updates and settings.


3. Documents in a sealed envelope

Documents in a sealed envelope cannot be filed with the Digital Court Office. If the documents contain identifying particulars generally held to be confidential that must be filed in a form that protects the confidentiality of the information, please deliver these documents to the court office by mail or in person in a sealed envelope, making sure to mention the judicial file number and contact information of the party or their representative.


4. Document processing

Documents are processed during Superior Court and Court of Québec office hours.

Documents filed electronically will be processed in accordance with law and Superior Court and Court of Québec regulations.


5. Online payment

5.1. Tariff of judicial fees

Applicable judicial fees will be determined in accordance with the corresponding tariffs in effect:

  • Tariff of judicial fees in civil matters (CQLR, chapter T-16, r. 10)
  • Tariff of judicial fees applicable to the recovery of small claims (CQLR, chapter C-25.01, r. 13)
  • Tariff of court costs in penal matters (CQLR, chapter C-25.1, r. 6)
  • Regulation respecting certain court costs in penal matters applicable to persons under 18 years of age (CQLR, chapter C-25.1, r. 3)
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules, Schedule I (C.R.C., chapter 368)
  • Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings Regulations (SOR/86-600)

5.2. Payment of judicial fees

Users will be redirected to a secure platform when paying judicial fees. No banking information is collected by the MJQ, the Superior Court or the Court of Québec.

To make an online payment, users will need the unique identification number in their payment notice sent by the court office. Payments can only be made with Visa, Mastercard or American Express.


6. Intellectual property rights

The user allows the Superior Court and the Court of Québec offices to make paper copies of the documents filed electronically through the Digital Court Office.

The user is responsible for obtaining the required authorizations or holding the necessary rights, including copyrights, for the documents they file electronically.


7. Privacy policy

The MJQ is committed to protecting users’ privacy and personal information. We have taken important measures to safeguard personal information provided through the Digital Court Office.

The handling of personal information by a public body such as the MJQ is governed by the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (CQLR, chapter A-2.1) (AIA).

Personal information means any identifying information concerning a natural person.

Personal information contained in a pleading is public and therefore not subject to the privacy rules set out in the AIA.


7.1. Collection

The MJQ only collects the information it needs to perform its duties, such as in the administration of justice.


7.2. Use

Personal information collected by a public body is used only for the purposes for which it was collected, subject to the exceptions set out in the AIA.


7.3. Disclosure

The confidential personal information we collect is only disclosed to a third party with the consent of the person concerned or in accordance with the exceptions set out in the AIA.

Personal information shared with us is not disclosed to any private or government organization.


7.4. Storage

The MJQ destroys personal information it has collected or used once its purpose has been fulfilled subject to the Archives Act (CQLR, chapter A-21.1).

The information of the party identified in the filing form and the documents sent will be stored in accordance with the Archives Act .


8. Limitation of liability

By using the Digital Court Office, you acknowledge that the MJQ is not liable for any costs, losses or damages you may incur:

  1. because you did not comply with these terms of use, or
  2. because you did not comply with the laws or regulations in effect in Québec.

9. Legal system

Digital Court Office use is governed by the laws applicable in Québec. Any dispute arising from these terms of use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Québec.


10. Accepting the terms of use

The user acknowledges and agrees with the following statements:

  • By accessing the website of the Digital Court Office and clicking on “I accept the terms of use,” the user acknowledges having read and accepted the terms of use.
  • The MJQ reserves the right to change the terms of use at any time with no prior notice to users of the Digital Court Office. The user understands that they are solely responsible for reviewing the terms of use periodically.
  • By continuing to access the Digital Court Office and clicking on “I accept the terms of use,” the user acknowledges being aware of and consenting to any changes to the terms of use.