Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will my court date be if I file today?

A: Court dates are scheduled no less than 20 days and no more than 40 days from the date of service of the summons.

Q: How do I collect my money after receiving a judgment?

A: There is a section in the “Small Claims Handbook” on ways to collect on judgments. The “Small Claims Handbook” is available online or you can obtain a printed copy in the Small Claims Department during normal business hours.

Q: Can an attorney or relative represent an individual in a small claims case?

A: Individuals can represent themselves in a small claims case or obtain an attorney to represent them. However, those who are not a party to a small claims case cannot appear on behalf of one of the parties.