Filing and Fees


Filing

You can file your application in person, by mail, or by fax at any LTB office or drop it off at one of 60 ServiceOntario Centres. For a list of these locations, see: Contact the LTB.

In most cases, you must pay a fee to file an application. If you don’t include the fee, the application will be sent back to you.

When you submit your application, staff will check your application form and the supporting documents. They will also check to make sure the application has been filed on time. If staff find mistakes in your application, it may be refused or you may be contacted to fix the errors.

Exclamation mark Follow the instructions and fill out your form carefully and completely. Staff will check for mistakes but you are responsible for making sure your form is complete and correct. If your application or notice has mistakes or information is missing, the LTB member could dismiss your application.

For forms and fees for co-op eviction applications, see: Non-Profit Co-op Evictions.

Fees

Application fees must be paid at the time an application is filed. If you don’t include the fee, the application will be sent back to you.

Payments are accepted in cash or by debit card, certified cheque (payable to the Minister of Finance), money order, Visa or MasterCard.

You may request a fee waiver if you meet the financial eligibility requirements in the Practice Direction on Fee Waiver. To apply for a waiver, complete the Fee Waiver Request.

For fees for co-op eviction applications, see: Non-Profit Co-op Evictions.

Application fees for landlords
Application to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent and to collect rent the tenant owes $190
$175 by e-File
Application to End a Tenancy and Evict a Tenant $190
$175 by e-File
Application because the tenant changed locks $190
Application for a review of a provincial work order $190
Application to Terminate a Tenancy - Tenant Failed to Meet Conditions of a Settlement or Order No charge
Application for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline $220 for first ten units + $10 for each additional unit to a maximum of $1,000
All other landlord applications $190

Application fees for tenants
Application about Tenant Rights $50
$45 by e-File
Application about Maintenance $50
$45 by e-File
Landlord Gave a Notice of Termination in Bad Faith $50
Application about a Sublet or an Assignment $50 if filed by tenant
$190 if filed by landlord
All other tenant applications $50 for first unit + $5 each additional unit to a maximum of $450

Other fees for all parties
Forms and instructions
Request for written reasons
Swearing an affidavit
No charge
Photocopies, print-outs of scanned documents $0.54 per page
Certified copy of an order No charge for the first copy mailed to a party; $6.72 for each additional copy
Application to Vary the Amount of a Rent Reduction $50 if filed by tenant
$190 if filed by landlord
Request to Review an Order $55
Application about Whether the Act Applies $50
Set Aside Motions No charge
Search for an order or other records First 2 hours free; $8.07 each additional 15 minutes.
Recording of a hearing $16.15
Copy of the LTB's Rules and Guidelines $5.38
Copy of compact disk containing supporting documents for an Application for a Rent Increase Above the Guideline $5.38
Witness fees If you summon a witness to a hearing, you must pay the witness to attend. Read the Requesting a Summons brochure for more information.