HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT IN CALIFORNIA?

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Now once you have decided you want to file a Plaintiff’s Claim (SC-100) or a Defendant’s Claim (SC-120) you have to fill out the forms and file them with the Court Clerk in the County where you are suing and also pay the filing fee. The Filing fee in Los Angeles County is $30 for a claim up to $1,500, $50 for a claim above $1,500and up to $5,000 and $75 for a claim above $5,000 and up to $10,000. If you are filing your 13th small claim during the calendar year or beyond your 13th, each small claim beyond the initial 12 small claims incurs a court filing fee of $100. Also, the court will only allow you to file 2 small claims for above $2,500 in one calendar year. If you are attempting to file a claim for $5000 and you have already filed 2 other claims for $5000 during this calendar year, your only option for small claims is to cut your claim to under $2500. Other than that, your recourse will be to file a limited civil claim in the civil court rather than use the small claims court. You can also apply to the court for a fee waiver. The small claims court fee waiver is the same as any other fee waiver FW-001. The California Courts Self-Help has a great page on fee waivers. http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp- feewaiver.htm.


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