Small Claims Court Information

Financial issue with a customer, associate, or other business entity?

Receivables over 90 days old? Small Claims Court may be your answer!

 

There are many advantages:

  • You may file a claim up to a maximum of $10,000. If you are suing for injuries incurred in an automobile accident and the defendant is insured, you are limited to a maximum dollar limit of $7,500

  • It’s easy to prepare and file your own case.

  • All forms are available online and can be mailed directly to the court.  Small claims form packet.

  • NO ATTORNEYS are allowed. It will be you or your representative and the party you are suing or his/her representative.

  • We can help with all procedural questions and serve the opposing party.


 

It’s Quick & Easy!

  1. Fill out and Download SC-100 claim forms from the Superior Court website. You can link direct from our small claims page. Be sure to print three copies: one original; one for the court; and one for yourself.

  2. File your case by mail - NO LINES!! Don’t forget to sign your claim form, include your check for the proper filing amount, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your conformed documents with case #, hearing date, etc. on them.

  3. Alert SDSOP first, then mail, email or upload a complete set of your SC-100 claim forms and your check for the service fees along with a work order request from our website. If emailing, payment may be made through the PayPal link on the website.xx`

  4. Once served, we will return an original proof of service ready to file.

  5. Deliver or mail the original proof of service with a copy to the court for filing. The proof of service must be filed at least five days before the hearing date. Don’t forget to include a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive your file-stamped copies from the court.

  6. You are now ready to proceed at your hearing. Remember to bring all documents or evidence to your hearing ready to present.

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