Serving Court Documents

Court documents can be delivered to the City Clerk by drop-off at the Legal and Clerks Services Counter at City Hall. If the City Clerk is unavailable, delivery can be made to the Deputy Clerk.

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, City facilities are either closed or have limited access to the public. In order to limit contact between individuals, the City is requesting that all documents are served electronically in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure. This can be completed by emailing the City Clerk. If the City Clerk is unavailable, you can email the Deputy Clerk.

Service of an Originating Process

If your court documents are an Originating Process, please read the following.

Personal service

An Originating Process can be served by leaving a copy of the document with the City Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the same manner as described above.

Electronic Service

The City of St. Catharines consents to the electronic delivery of an Originating Process, subject to the below conditions. Such documents can be delivered by email to the City Clerk, or if unavailable to the Deputy Clerk.

Your message must include the following information:

  • Your name, address, telephone number, fax (if applicable), and e-mail address;
  • The date and time of transmission; and
  • The name and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of transmission problems.

Please note that if service is made by e-mail between 4:00 p.m. and midnight, service will be deemed to have been made on the following day.

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