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Local small claims rules of court

Small Claims Local Rules of Court are part of the Court's Civil Local Rules of Court.

In the Civil local rules, Rule 19 contains the following Small Claims information:

  • Proper courthouse for filing a Small Claims action
  • Date, time, and place for trial
  • Service of claims
  • Settlement before hearing
  • Dismissal for failure to appear at hearing
  • Appeal

Click for printable (PDF) version of all Local Civil Rules of Court  to search for Rule 19 Small Claims Actions.

For extensive information for both Plaintiff and Defendant, see the Small Claims Self Help section of this website, containing links to videos, checklists, forms, and information on how to contact the Court's Small Claims Advisor.

Note: ALLSmall Claims local forms are accessible on the Forms page on this website.
See Judicial Council website  for state forms.

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