Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to your small claims advisor or a lawyer. Click for help finding a lawyer.

NOTE: All California courts use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court's website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.

To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the table below. If the form you need is fillable, you will be able to fill and print it out.


Start Your Case (for Plaintiffs)

Form Name Form Number
Information for the Plaintiff (Small Claims) SC-100-INFO (Information sheet)
Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court SC-100
Other Plaintiffs or Defendants (Attachment to Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court) SC-100A
Attorney Fee Dispute (After Arbitration) (Attachment to Plaintiff's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court) SC-101
Fictitious Business Name (Small Claims) SC-103
Proof of Service (Small Claims) SC-104
Proof of Mailing (Substituted Service ) (Small Claims) SC-104A
Proof of Service by Mail SC-112A
What Is "Proof of Service"? (Small Claims) SC-104B (Information sheet)
How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims) SC-104C (Information sheet)
Declaration MC-030

Find information about fee waivers.

Some courts also require a form called "Plaintiff's Statement to the Clerk." To get this form, you can:

  • Go to the clerk's office of the court where you will file your claim.
  • Look for the form on your local superior court's website.
  • Mail the court a letter asking for the form and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Click to find your court's address.

If you are under 18 years old, you need a guardian ad litem to sue for you in small claims court. Tell the court clerk you need an Application and Order for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem - Civil (Form CIV-010).

Defendant's Claim

Form Name Form Number
Defendant's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court (Small Claims) SC-120
Other Plaintiffs or Defendants (Attachment to Defendant's Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court) SC-120A
Fictitious Business Name (Small Claims) SC-103
Proof of Service (Small Claims) SC-104
Proof of Service of Mailing (Substituted Service) (Small Claims) SC-104A
What Is "Proof of Service"? (Small Claims) SC-104B (Information sheet)
How to Serve a Business or Public Entity (Small Claims) SC-104C (Information sheet)
Proof of Service by Mail SC-112A

Find information about fee waivers.

If you are under 18 years old, you need a guardian ad litem to sue for you in small claims court. Tell the court clerk you need an Application and Order for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem - Civil (Form CIV-010).

Ask to Change the Date of Your Trial

Form Name Form Number
Request to Postpone Trial (Small Claims) SC-150
Order on Request to Postpone Trial (Small Claims) SC-152

Ask to Change the Name of a Defendant (Before Your Trial)

Form Name Form Number
Request to Amend Claim Before Hearing (Small Claims) SC-114

Ask to Dismiss Your Case

In many local courts, when you file your claim (Form SC-100), you also get a local form called "Declaration of Military Status/Request for Dismissal."

Use this form to say which defendants you do not want to sue anymore or to dismiss the entire case.

Subpoena Evidence for Your Trial

Form Name Form Number
Small Claims Subpoena for Personal Appearance and Production of Documents at Trial or Hearing and Declaration SC-107
Notice to Consumer or Employee and Objection SUBP-025

Send Someone Authorized to Go to Your Trial for You

Form Name Form Number
Authorization to Appear (Small Claims) SC-109

Ask the Court to Make an Order Before or After the Trial

Form Name Form Number
Request for Court Order and Answer SC-105
Order on Request for Court Order SC-105A

Notice of the Judge's Decision

Form Name Form Number
What to Do After the Court Decides Your Small Claims Case SC-200-INFO (Information sheet)
Notice of Entry of Judgment (Small Claims) SC-130 or SC-200
Attorney-Client Fee Dispute (Attachment to Notice of Entry of Judgment) (Small Claims) SC-132
Decision on Attorney-Client Fee Dispute SC-202A

Ask the Judge to Correct or Cancel a Judgment

Form Name Form Number
Request to Correct or Cancel Judgment and Answer (Small Claims) SC-108
Notice of Motion to Vacate Judgment and Declaration (Small Claims) SC-135 (If you are being sued -- and you did not go to your trial -- you can use this form.)

File an Appeal

Form Name Form Number
Notice of Appeal (Small Claims) SC-140

After the Judgment (for Creditors)

Form Name Form Number
What to Do After the Court Decides Your Small Claims Case  SC-200-INFO(Information Sheet)
Payments in Small Claims Cases SC-220-INFO (Information Sheet)
Information After Judgment SC-130 (page 2) or SC-200 (pages 3 & 4) (Information only)
Judgment Debtor's Statement of Assets SC-133
Memorandum of Costs After Judgment, Acknowledgment of Credit, and Declaration of Accrued Interest MC-012
Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment SC-290 or EJ-100 (Read SC-290 to fnd out which one to use.)
Application and Order to Produce Statement of Assets and to Appear for Examination SC-134
Application for and Renewal of Judgment EJ-190
Notice of Renewal of Judgment EJ-195

After the Judgment (for Debtors)

Form Name Form Number
What to Do After the Court Decides Your Small Claims Case SC-200-INFO (Information Sheet)
Payments in Small Claims Cases SC-220-INFO (Information Sheet)
Information After Judgment SC-130 (page 2) or SC-200 (pages 3 & 4) (Information only)
Request to Make Payments (Small Claims) SC-220
Response to Request to Make Payments SC-221
Judgment Debtor's Statement of Assets SC-133
Request to Pay Judgment to Court (Small Claims) SC-145

Collections (for Creditors)

Form Name Form Number
Judgment Debtor's Statement of Assets (Small Claims) SC-133
Application and Order to Produce Statement of Assets and to Appear for Examination (Small Claims) SC-134
Application and Order for Appearance and Examination (Attachment -Enforcement of Judgment) AT-138, EJ-125
Small Claims Subpoena for Personal Appearance and Production of Documents at Trial or Hearing and Declaration SC-107
Abstract of Judgment - Civil and Small Claims EJ-001
Writ of Execution EJ-130
Notice of Levy (Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-150
Memorandum of Garnishee (Attachment - Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-152
Request for Court Order and Answer (Small Claims) SC-105
Application for Earnings Withholding Order (Wage Garnishment) WG-001
Notice of Lien (Attachment - Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-185
Notice of Opposition to Claim of Exemption (Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-170
Notice of Hearing on Claim of Exemption (Wage Garnishment - Enforcement of Judgment) WG-010/EJ-175
Exemptions From the Enforcement of Judgments EJ-155. Also look at Current Dollar Amounts of Exemptions From Enforcement of Judgments, a list of the current dollar amounts of the exemptions from enforcement of judgments.

Collections (for Debtors)

Form Name Form Number
Judgment Debtor's Statement of Assets (Small Claims) SC-133
Request to Pay Judgment to Court (Small Claims) SC-145
Claim of Exemption (Wage Garnishment) WG-006
Financial Statement (Wage Garnishment - Enforcement of Judgment) WG-007/EJ-165
Notice of Filing of Claim of Exemption (Wage Garnishment) WG-008
Exemptions From the Enforcement of Judgments

EJ-155. Also look at Current Dollar Amounts of Exemptions From Enforcement of Judgments, a list of the current dollar amounts of the exemptions from enforcement of judgments.

Claim of Exemption (Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-160
Memorandum of Garnishee (Attachment - Enforcement of Judgment) EJ-152

Miscellaneous

Form Name Form Number
Request for Court Order and Answer (Small Claims) SC-105
Declaration MC-030
Attached Declaration MC-031 (This form must be attached to a court form or paper.)
Attachment to Judicial Council Form MC-025 (This form must be attached to a Judicial Council form.)

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