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How do I begin my case?
A Small Claims case begins by filing a petition with the Tribunal.. The Tribunal's
Rules of Practice and Procedure
provide detailed instructions about filing a petition. To assist you, the Tribunal has prepared
for your use. These forms are available online. To guarantee that you have met all the requirements of our Rules, the Tribunal recommends that you attach copies of the final notices of assessment being appealed (for non-property tax appeals) or copies of the Assessment Change Notice and the most recent winter and summer Property Tax Bills for each parcel of property under appeal (for property tax appeals). The Tribunal will consider these documents with your petition and will use them to supplement the information provided in your petition.
The Tribunal will docket your petition upon receipt and send a Notice of Docket Number to you. You can check the status of your appeal by using the Tribunal's Online Docket Card Look-up
on the Tribunal's Website.
For detailed information, see the Tribunal's walkthrough
. Additional instructions are available.