Small Claims

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Learn about going to small claims court, using instructions and guides to help you with your case. Also learn about trying to resolve your dispute out of court, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Review general information about small claims court and cases. And figure out if small claims is right for your situation using helpful resources. This information can help you decide if small claims is right for you, show you how to resolve your case without going to court, and more.

Please Note: New legislation allows landlords to file a small claims action for unpaid rent for amounts that exceed jurisdictional limits, beginning on August 1, 2021. For more information, see Tenant and Landlord Resources.

Small Claims Cases

Research Your Case
Research the type of case you have so you can be better prepared when you go to court.

Collect Your Judgment
Learn how to collect the judgment if you win, using tools and instructions on how to work with the other side to get paid.

Pay the Judgment
Find ways to pay your judgment if you lost your small claims case including working out payment arrangements and payment plans.

Appeal the Small Claims Judgment
This section gives you information on if and how to appeal the small claims judgment.