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The "Collecting Your Small Claims Judgement" pamphlet will tell judgement creditors when and how to use the procedures for collecting judgements, including examining judgement debtors in court, recording an abstract of judgement, obtaining and using a writ of execution, and claiming interest and court costs.
 
The "Collecting Your Small Claims Judgement" pamphlet will tell judgement creditors when and how to use the procedures for collecting judgements, including examining judgement debtors in court, recording an abstract of judgement, obtaining and using a writ of execution, and claiming interest and court costs.
  
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Revision as of 17:30, 20 September 2019

851-Local City County Agencies

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISORS and COURT LOCATIONS go back


The small claims court is a special court where you -- the consumer -- can sue an individual or business that owes you money.


The maximum amount of money you can seek in this court is $10,000. However, you cannot file more than two small claims court actions for amounts greater than $2,500 any where in the state any calendar year. If your claim is larger, you may need to take your case to municipal or superior court, or you may choose to sue for the maximum and give up your claim to the balance. You may not divide your claim and file two lawsuits to obtain all of it.


If you are suing someone, you are called the plaintiff. The person you are suing is called the defendant. You must represent yourself; lawyers cannot represent plaintiffs or defendants in small claims court.


When your suit comes before the judge, you must explain why you believe that the defendant owes you money, and present any evidence or witnesses that help prove your case. After hearing both sides, the judge will consider the evidence and statements presented and decide the case. A plaintiff may not appeal the decision in a small claims court case.


In most counties, small claims court advisory services are available free of charge. An advisor can help you prepare your case. The staff of the small claims court can tell you how to contact the advisor service.

If you win your case, you are entitled to recover certain costs including:

1) the filing fee;

2) the costs and fees for notifying the defendant; and

3) the fees for witnesses of for service of subpoenas. Normally lost wages, travel expenses, or other expenses related to the dispute cannot be recovered as costs, but may be awarded as damages.


Don't be afraid to file your claim, even if the incident occurred many months ago. However, if the claim is over some personal injury, you must file within one year. Also, if your complaint is against a governmental agency, you may have to file a claim with the agency itself before you can sue in a court. Limitations of other claims are less strict. If there are questions about this, the judge will decide whether the suit was filed too late.

It is your right to use the small claims court when you believe that it is necessary. The process is not complicated.


Small Claims Court - To collect a Small Claims Judgement, Send a $10.00 check or money order payable to:

California Department of General Services

Documents and Publications

PO Box 1015

North Highlands, CA 95660

(Refer to the title and stock number 7540-957-1301-0)

www.dgs.ca.gov


Online Resources:

The Small Claims Court: A Guide To Its Practical Use is an online handbook designed to help anyone who is suing or being sued in small claims court, or who is deciding whether or not to file a small claims court case. This handbook answers questions people frequently ask, and it describes procedures used in most small claims courts.

The "Collecting Your Small Claims Judgement" pamphlet will tell judgement creditors when and how to use the procedures for collecting judgements, including examining judgement debtors in court, recording an abstract of judgement, obtaining and using a writ of execution, and claiming interest and court costs.



SMALL CLAIMS COURTS BY COUNTY:



ALAMEDA COUNTY

www.alameda.courts.ca.gov


COURTS:

Alameda

2233 Shoreline Drive

Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 263-4300


Berkeley

2000 Center Street, Room 202

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 647-4424


Fremont

39439 Paseo Padre Parkway

Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 795-2345


Hayward

24405 Amador Street

Hayward, CA 94544

(510) 670-5650


Livermore/Pleasanton

5672 Stoneridge Drive

Pleasanton, CA 94588-8678

(925) 463-7948


Oakland

600 Washington Street, Room 4020

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 272-6349

ALPINE COUNTY

www.alpinecountyca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(619) 441-4461


Markleeville

Main Street

PO Box 515

Markleeville, CA 96120

(530) 694-2113


BUTTE COUNTY

www.buttecourt.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

196 Memorial Way, Suite 2

Chico, CA 95926

(530) 873-0558

Services Offered:

Phone: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; by appointments: Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday: Closed.


COURTS:

Chico

655 Oleander Avenue

Chico, CA 95926

(530) 891-7009


Gridley

239 Sycamore Street

Gridley, CA 95948

(530) 846-5701


Oroville

1931 Arlin Rhine Drive

Oroville, CA 95965

(530) 532-7004


Paradise

747 Elliott Road

Paradise, CA 95969

(530) 532-7018


CALAVERAS COUNTY

www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Volunteer attorneys rotate weekly; phone assistance only. The county has contracted with the local Calaveras Legal Assistance to act as its advisor. Services offered: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

(209) 754-1443


COURT:

Calaveras

Government Center

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

(209) 754-6311


COLUSA COUNTY

www.colusa.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR - Contact the court for specific information on small claims advisement.

(800) 251-5259


COURT:

Colusa

532 Oak Street

Colusa, CA 95932

(530) 458-5149



CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

PO BOX 911

Martinez CA 94553

1-888-676-7277


COURTS:

Concord

Mt. Diablo Municipal Court

2970 Willow Pass Road

Concord, CA 94519

(925) 646-5410


Pittsburg

Pittsburg Superior Court

45 Civic Avenue

Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 427-8158


Richmond

Bay Superior Court

100 37th Street

Richmond, CA 94805

(510) 374-3157


Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek-Danville Municipal Court

640 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 646-6579


DEL NORTE COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

No longer has a small claims advisor. Consumer may obtain forms from the County Clerk's Office or the county library.


COURT:

Crescent City

450 "H" Street

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-8115


EL DORADO COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

3368 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 100

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(PO Box 13068)

(530) 573-3442

(press 4 for small claims information)


COURTS:

Cameron Park

3321 Cameron Park Drive

Cameron Park, CA 95682

(530) 621-5867


Placerville

2850 Fairlane Court

Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 621-7470


South Lake Tahoe

1354 Johnson Blvd #2

South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150

(530) 573-3044

FRESNO COUNTY

www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Fresno Downtown Plaza Building

2220 Tulare, 8th Floor

Fresno, CA 93721

(559) 262-4291

Services offered:

Phone: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 Thursdays require appointment.


COURTS:

Clovis

1011 5th Street

Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 299-4964


Coalinga

160 W Elm Street

Coalinga, CA 93210

(559) 935-2017


Firebaugh

1325 O Street

Firebaugh, CA 93622

(559) 659-2011


Fowler

127 East Merced Street

PO Box 400

Fowler, CA 93625

(559) 834-3215


Fresno

2220 Tulare Street, 8th Floor

132 East Coso

Fresno, CA 93724-0001

(559) 488-3450


Kerman

719 S Madera Avenue

Kerman, CA 93630

(559) 846-7371 or 7372


Kingsburg

1600 California Street

Kingsburg, CA 93631

(559) 897-2241


Parlier

580 Tulare Street

Parlier, CA 93648

(209) 646-2815


Reedley

815 G Street

Reedley, CA 93654

(559) 638-3114


Sanger

619 N Street

Sanger, CA 93657

(559) 876-6000


Selma

2117 Selma Street

Selma, CA 93662

(559) 896-2123


GLENN COUNTY

www.glenncourt.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

There is no Small Claims Advisor Available


COURTS:

Orland

821 East South Street

Orland, CA 95963

(530) 865-1101


Willows

526 West Sycamore Street, Suite 201

Willows, CA 95988

(530) 934-6446


HUMBOLDT COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR: There is no Small Claims Advisor Available

COURTS:

Eureka

825 5th Street

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-7256


Garberville

483 Conger Street

Garberville, CA 95542

(707) 923-2141

IMPERIAL COUNTY

www.imperial.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR

Imperial Superior Court

939 Main Street

El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 482-4217

Services offered Phone: Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00


COURTS:

Brawley

383 Main Street

Brawley, CA 92227

(760) 351-2840


Calexico

415 East 4th Street

Calexico, CA 92231

(760) 482-4217


El Centro

Courthouse

939 West Main Street

El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 339-4230


Winterhaven

2124 Winterhaven Drive

Winterhaven, CA 92283

(760) 572-0354


INYO COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(800) 251-5259

Office does not make the address public. Services offered: Monday - Thursday, 8am-12pm.


COURTS:

Bishop

301 West Line Street

Bishop, CA 93514

(760) 872-4971


Independence

168 North Edwards

Independence, CA 93526

(760) 873-8481


KERN COUNTY

www.co.kern.ca.us


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Civil Division

311 North Lincoln Street

Taft, CA 93268

(661) 868-2532


Services offered:

Monday and Friday 10:00-12:00: Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-5:00


COURTS:

Bakersfield

1215 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 868-4934


Delano

1122 Jefferson Street

Delano, CA 93215

(661) 725-5826


Kern River Branch

7046 Lake Isabella Boulevard

Lake Isabella, CA 93240

(760) 549-2000

After 1:00 p.m.


Lamont

12022 Main Street

Lamont, CA 93241

(661) 868-5800


Maricopa Taft

311 North Lincoln Street

Taft, CA 93268

(661) 763-8573


Mojave

1773 Highway 58

Mojave, CA 93501

(661) 824-7065


Ridgecrest

132 East Coso Avenue

Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3697

(760) 384-5900


Shafter

325 Central Valley Hwy

Shafter, CA 93263

(661) 746-7524


KINGS COUNTY

www.kings.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

1400 W Lacey Boulevard

Hanford, CA 93230

(559) 582-3211 (ext. 4430)


Services offered:

Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00 Walk-in: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00


COURTS:

Avenal Justice

501 E Kings Street

Avenal, CA 93204

(559) 386-5225


Corcoran Municipal

1000 Chittenden Avenue

Corcoran, CA 93212

(559) 992-5193


Hanford Municipal

1400 W Lacey Boulevard

Hanford, CA 93230

(559) 582-1010


Lemoore Municipal

PO Box 549

449 C Street

Lemoore, CA 93245

(559) 924-7757


LAKE COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(888) 683-6707

COUNTIES SERVED

Inyo, Colusa, Lake, Madera, Mono, Siskiyou, Tuolumne, and Yolo. Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm.


LASSEN COUNTY

www.lassencourt.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

County Counsel Office

221 S Roop Street

Susanville, CA 96130

(530) 251-8334

Services offered:

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00


COURT:

Lassen

220 S Lassen Street, Suite 2

Susanville, CA 96130

(530) 251-8206



LOS ANGELES COUNTY

https://www.lacounty.gov/residents/consumers/small-claims-court/


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Los Angeles County Department

of Consumer Affairs

500 W Temple Street, Room B-96

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 974-9759

Services offered:

Phone and walk-in, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30


COURTS:

Avalon

215 Sumner Avenue

Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-0026


Beach Cities Court

117 W Torrence Boulevard, Suite 100

Redondo Beach, CA 90277-3638

(310) 798-6875 of 798-6886


Burbank

300 East Olive Avenue, Room 225

Burbank, CA 91502

(818) 557-3461


Compton

200 W Compton Boulevard

Compton, CA 90220

(310) 603-7842


Downey

7500 E Imperial Hwy

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 803-7053


East Los Angeles

214 S Fetterly Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90022

(323) 780-2017


El Monte (Rio Hondo)

11234 E Valley Boulevard

El Monte, CA 91731

(626) 575-4125


Glendale

600 E Broadway

Glendale, CA 91206

(818) 500-3538

(818) 500-3537


Inglewood

1 Regent Street

Inglewood, CA 90301

(310) 419-5124


Lancaster

1040 West Avenue, J

Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 945-6353


Long Beach

415 W Ocean Boulevard Suite 207

Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 491-6234


Los Angeles Municipal Court

110 N Grand Avenue, Room 429

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 974-6305


Los Cerritos

10025 E Flower Street

Bellflower, CA 90706

(562) 804-8011


Malibu Division 2

23525 Civic Center Parkway

Public Information: (818) 222-1895


Newhall

23747 W Valencia Boulevard

Valencia, CA 91355

(661) 253-7309

(Small Claims advisor on Thursday only)


Pasadena

300 East Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 356-5415


Pomona

350 W Mission Boulevard

Pomona, CA 91766

(909) 802-9944


San Fernando

900 Third Street

San Fernando, CA 91340

(818) 898-2425


San Pedro

505 S Centre Street, Room 109

San Pedro, CA 90731

(310) 519-6014


Santa Monica

1725 Main Street, Room 224

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 587-2442


South Bay Municipal Court

Small Claims Division

117 W Torrance Boulevard


Redondo Beach

CA 90277

(310) 798-6875


South Gate (B)

8640 California Avenue

South Gate, CA 90280

(323) 563-4018


Southeast (A)

6548 Miles Avenue

Huntington Park, CA 90255-0609

(323) 586-6365


Van Nuys

14400 Erwin Street Mall

Van Nuys, CA 91401

(818) 374-2629


West Covina (Citrus)

1427 W Covina Pkwy

West Covina, CA 91790

(626) 813-3226


West Los Angeles

1633 Purdue Avenue

West Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 312-6545


Whittier

7339 S Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90602

(562) 907-3127

MADERA COUNTY

www.madera.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR: (888) 683-6707 COUNTIES SERVED - Inyo, Colusa, Lake, Madera, Mono, Siskiyou, Tuolumne, and Yolo.


COURTS:

Borden

14241 Road 28

Madera, CA 93638

(559) 675-7786


Chowchilla

141 S 2nd Street

Chowchilla, CA 93610

(559) 665-4861


Madera

209 W Yosemite Avenue

Madera, CA 93637

(559) 675-7995


Sierra Justice

40601 Road 274

Bass Lake, CA 93604

(559) 642-3235

MARIN COUNTY

www.co.marin.ca.us


SMALL CLAIMS COURT

30 N San Pedro Ste 160

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-1111

Services offered: Phone and walk in, Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00


COURTS:

San Rafael

Marin County Municipal Court

3501 Civic Center Drive, #C-10

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 499-6215


Mariposa

Small Claims Advisor

Walk in basis

5088 Bullion Street

Mariposa, CA 95338

(209) 966-5711

www.mariposacourts.org

MENDOCINO COUNTY

www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov


COURTS:

Covelo (Round Valley)

76270 Grange Street

PO Box 25

Covelo, CA 95428

(707) 459-5554


Fort Bragg 10 Mile Ranch

700 S Franklin Street

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

(707) 964-3192


Ukiah

100 North State Street

PO Box 337

Ukiah, CA 95482

(707) 463-4481


Willits

125 E Commercial Street, Suite 100

Willits, CA 95490

(707) 459-5554

MERCED COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(209) 385-7549


COURTS:

Los Banos

445 I Street

Los Banos, CA 93635

(209) 826-6500 (Mondays)


Merced

627 West 21st Street

Merced, CA 95340

MODOC COUNTY

There is no Small Claims Advisor available.


COURT:

Alturas

205 Southeast Street

Alturas, CA 96101

(530) 233-1267

MONO COUNTY

www.monocourt.org

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR: None available


COURTS:

Bridgeport

PO Box 494

State Highway 395 North

Bridgeport, CA 93517

(760) 932-5239


Mammoth Lakes

PO Box 1037

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

(760) 924-5444

MONTEREY COUNTY

www.monterey.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Consumer Protection Division

240 Church Street

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 755-5073

Services offered: Phone and walk in: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00


COURTS:

King City

250 Franciscan Way

King City, CA 93930

(831) 385-8339


Marina

3180 Del Monte Boulevard

Marina, CA 93933

(831) 884-1953

NAPA COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(707) 249-1131

Services offered: County Counsel does not release this address to the public. The office takes CALLS ONLY. Phones: Monday - Wednesday 1:00-3:00


COURT:

Napa

825 Brown Street

Napa, CA 94559

(707) 253-4574

NEVADA COUNTY

http://nccourt.net/


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(530) 470-2594

Truckee Division:

(530) 582-7866

Nevada City Division:

(530) 2651-311

Services offered: Phones only: Monday 12:00-3:00, Wednesday 10:00- 1:00; Thursday 12:00-3:00


COURTS:

Nevada County Courts

201 Church Street, Suite 7

Nevada City, CA 95959

(916) 265-1311


Truckee

10075 Levon Avenue, Suite 301

Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 582-7866

ORANGE COUNTY

Small Claims Advisor:

1300 South Grand Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 571-5277

Services offered:

Recorded information on Small Claims 24-hours/day: (714) 567-7475;

Phone and walk-in: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Informational lectures on small claims are scheduled for Tuesdays. Call for specific details.


COURTS

Central District

700 Civic Center Drive West

Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 834-3584


Justice Center

4601 Jamboree Road, #107

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 476-4764


North District

1275 N Berkeley Avenue

Fullerton, CA 92832


Mailing Address:

PO Box 5000

Fullerton, CA 92838-0500

(714) 773-4555


South District

23141 Moulton Pkwy

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(714) 472-6968


West Justice Center

8141 13th Street

Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 896-7191

PLACER COUNTY

www.placer.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Placer County Small Claims Advisor

P.O. Box 619072

Roseville, CA 95661

530-823-1019


COURTS:

Roseville

The Bill Santucci Justice Center

10820 Justice Center Drive

Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 408-6000


Tahoe Court

2501 North Lake Boulevard

Tahoe City, CA 96145-6336

(530) 584-3460

PLUMAS COUNTY

www.plumascourt.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

520 West Main Street, Room 302

Quincy, CA 95971

(530) 283-6240

Services offered: Monday-Friday; paralegal provides advice with attorney assistance.


COURTS:

Chester

222 Chester & Willow

Chester, CA 96020

(530) 258-2646


Greenville

115 Highway 89

Greenville, CA 95947

(530) 284-7213

(also fax number)


Portola

161 Nevada St

PO Box 1054

Portola, CA 96122

(530) 832-4286


Quincy

520 W Main Street

PO Box 10628

Quincy, CA 95971

(530) 283-6232

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

PO Box 892 Temecula, CA 92593

(951) 274-4499 (Riverside County)br>

Services offered: County has contracted with the McGeorge School of Law to act as their advisor. For scheduling appointments:

(951) 274-4499

(Southern CA residents)


COURTS:

Banning

155 E Hays Street

Banning, CA 92220

(951) 922-7155


Corona

505 S Buena Vista Avenue

Corona, CA 91720

(909) 272-5630


Hemet

880 N State Street

Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 766-2321


Indio

46-200 Oasis Street

Indio, CA 92201-2552

(760) 863-8208


Lake Elsinore

117 S Langstaff

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 245-3371


Palm Springs

3255 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

(760) 778-2170


Perris

227 North D Street

Perris, CA 92570

(909) 940-6820


Riverside

4050 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 955-1960


Temecula

41002 County Center Drive, Suite 100

Temecula, CA 92591

(909) 694-5160

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

301 Bicentennial Circle, #330

Sacramento, CA 95826

(916) 875-7846

(916) 875-7845 Fax

Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 4:30


COURT:

Sacramento

301 Bicentennial Circle, Room 300

Sacramento, CA 95826

(916) 875-7800

(916) 875-7300

SAN BENITO COUNTY

www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

440 5th Street, Suite 205

Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-3741

Services offered: Call Hollister Court for information. The County has contracted with the McGeorge School of Law to act as its advisor. Phone: Monday-Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Walk-in: 9:00 am - 11:45; 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm


COURT:

Hollister

440 5th Street, Room 205

Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-3741

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

https://www.sb-court.org/

COURTS:

Barstow

235 E Mountain View

Barstow, CA 92311

(619) 256-4755


Big Bear

477 Summit Boulevard

PO Box 2806

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

(909) 866-0150


Chino

13260 Central Avenue

Chino, CA 91710

(909) 465-5266


Fontana

17780 Arrow Boulevard

Fontana, CA 92335

(909) 350-1796

(909) 350-9322


Joshua Tree

6527 White Feather Road

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-5770


Rancho Cucamonga (West Valley)

8303 Haven Avenue

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

(909) 350-3893


Redlands

216 Brookside Avenue

Redlands, CA 92373

(909) 888-4260


San Bernardino

351 N Arrowhead Avenue

San Bernardino, CA 92415-0215

(909) 387-3880


Twin Peaks

26010 State Hwy 189

PO Box 394

Twin Peaks, CA 92391

(909) 336-0630

(909) 885-0139


Victorville

14455 Civic Drive

Victorville, CA 92392

(760) 245-6215

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

8950 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92123

(619) 236-2700 (Recording)

(619) 236-2471

Services offered: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walk-in services: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


COURTS:

Chula Vista

500 3rd Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 691-4766



El Cajon

250 E Main Street

El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 441-4100



North County Vista

325 South Melrose Drive Suite 390

Vista, CA 92081

(760) 726-9595

(760) 940-6760- Small Claims


Ramona

1428 Montecito Road

Ramona, CA 92065

(619) 441-4244


San Diego/Clairmont (Central)

8950 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 694-2066


Escondido

See North county Vista

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

www.sdcourt.ca.gov


The Superior Court provides a Small Claims Advisor at no cost. The advisor is available Monday-Thursday to assist by telephone only with small claims issues and procedures. For parties with complex cases, our small claims legal advisors also offer appointment only workshops. To see if you are eligible to attend a workshop, call 858-634-1777. An Advisory Information Sheet is available in the How to File a Small Claims Case booklet.

Small Claims Advisor Phone Hotline

You may call the Small Claims Advisor for information on small claims issues and procedures. Note: The Small Claims Advisor cannot provide any assistance with traffic citations or other case types. 24 hour Recording: (858) 634-1900

Phone Number: (858) 634-1777 available Monday to Thursday

Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Where to File a Claim

The plaintiff must file the claim in the correct court location or the court may dismiss the case. San Diego Superior Court Rules govern the venue of cases. To find the proper court location, click here.

The proper court location may be any of the following:

•The zip code where the defendant lives or the defendant corporation or other entity has its principal place of business.

•The zip code where the person or personal property was injured or damaged.

•The zip code where the defendant signed the contract or where the contract was breached.

•The zip code where the buyer resided at the time of entering into a retail installment account, or contract on a motor vehicle finance sale.

The booklet How to File a Small Claims Case includes a venue table which lists San Diego zip codes and the corresponding court locations.


Small Claims Court Locations

Central

330 W. Broadway, Room 241

San Diego, CA 92101

(858) 634-1919

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Monday through Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday

(858) 634-1777

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday to Thursday


North County

325 South Melrose

Vista, CA 92081

(760) 201-8600 Ext. 1510

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Monday through Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

San Francisco Superior Court

575 Polk Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-4527

Services offered: Phone and walk in: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (not Wednesday) 9:15-11:30; 1:30-3:30


COURT:

San Francisco

400 McAllister, Room 509

San Francisco, CA 94102-4512

(415) 551-3952- General Information

(415) 292-2124- Legal Advice

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(209) 943-8490

(Within San Joaquin County only) Services offered: Phone only: Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This office does not release address to the public.


COURTS:

Escalon

(See Manteca)


Lodi

Superior Court

315 W Elm Street

Lodi, CA 95240

(209) 333-6755

(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)


Manteca Branch

315 E Center Street

Manteca, CA 95336

(209) 239-9188

(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)


Ripon

(See Manteca)


Stockton

222 E Weber Avenue, Room 303

Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 468-2949


Tracy

Superior Court Branch

475 E 10th Street

Tracy, CA 95376

(209) 831-5902

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

www.slocourts.net


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Office of the District Attorney

County Government Center, Room 235

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

(805) 781-5856

Services offered: Phone and walk-in: Monday- Thursday 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00; Friday 9:00-12:00


COURTS:

Grover Beach

214 S 16th Street

Grover Beach, CA 93433

(805) 473-7077


Paso Robles

549 10th Street

Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 237-3077

SAN MATEO COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

No small claims advisor available.


COURTS:

Redwood City South Branch

750 Middlefield Road

Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 363-4303


South San Francisco (North Branch)

1050 Mission Road

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 877-5775


San Mateo Central Branch

800 North Humboldt Street

San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 573-2605

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

https://www.sbcourts.org/dv/small-claims.shtm


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Phone only:

Lompoc

(805) 737-7756

(805) 568-2984 and

(805) 568-2950


COURTS:

Lompoc

115 Civic Center Plaza

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-7796


Santa Barbara

118 East Figueroa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 568-2735


Santa Maria

312 East Cook Street

Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 346-7550


Solvang

1745 Mission Drive

Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 686-5043

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

www.scscourt.org

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR

Legal Aid

21 Carr Street

Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 724-2253 Services offered: Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00


COURTS:

Santa Cruz

701 Ocean Street #60

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 454-2220


Watsonville

1430 Freedom Boulevard

Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 763-8220

SHASTA COUNTY

http://www.shasta.courts.ca.gov/Divisions/SmallClaims.shtml


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(800) 795-8136

Services offered: Phone only: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30


COURTS:

Redding

1500 Court Street

Redding, CA 96001

(530) 225-5703

(530) 245-6789


Burney

20509 Shasta Street

Burney, CA 96013

(530) 335-3571

SIERRA COUNTY

www.sierracourt.org


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

No small claims advisor available. Consumer must contact the court listed below.


COURT:

Downeyville

PO Box 100

Courthouse Square

Downeyville, CA 95936

(530) 289-3698

SISKIYOU COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(888) 683-6707

Services offered: Phone: Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00


COURTS:

Dorris

PO Box 828

Dorris, CA 96023

(530) 397-3161


Happy Camp

311 4th Street

Yreka, CA 96097

(530) 493-2327


McCloud

(see Weed)


Montague

(see Weed)


Mt. Shasta

(see Weed)


Tulelake

(see Dorris)


Weed

550 Main Street

Weed, CA 96094

(530) 938-2483


Yreka

311 4th Street

Yreka, CA 96097

(530) 842-8182

(see Happy Camp)

SOLANO COUNTY

https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/Courts/SmallClaims.html


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(707) 421-7478

Services offered: Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30-12:00, 1:30-5:00; Friday 9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30


COURTS:

Fairfield

600 Union Avenue 2nd Floor Hall of Justice

Fairfield, CA 94533

(707) 421-7435


Vallejo

321 Tuolumne Street

Vallejo, CA 94590

(707) 553-5346

SONOMA COUNTY

http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/divisions/civil


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

600 Administration Drive, Room 107J

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 565-1100

Services offered: Monday-Friday Phone only: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walk-in: 8:00 am - 11:00 am


COURT:

Santa Rosa

600 Administration Drive, Room 107J

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 527-1100

STANISLAUS COUNTY

www.stanislausmediation.org


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Phone only:

(866) 404-3288


COURTS:

Modesto

1100 I Street Room 12

Modesto, CA 95353

(209) 558-6000 Press 5


Ceres

2744 2nd Street

Ceres, CA 95307

(209) 558-6000


Riverbank

(see Modesto)


Turlock

300 Starr Avenue

Turlock, CA 95380

(209) 558-6000

SUTTER COUNTY

www.suttercourts.com


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Yuba Sutter Legal Center

725 D Street

Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 742-8289

Services offered: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30; Clinics are conducted: Monday 12:00-1:00 and Thursday 2:30-4:30


COURT:

Yuba City

463 2nd Street

Yuba City, CA 95992

(530) 822-7351

TEHAMA COUNTY

SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(800) 795-8136

Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


COURTS:

Corning

720 Hoag Street

Corning, CA 96021

(530) 824-4601


Red Bluff

633 Washington Street

Red Bluff, CA 96080

(530) 527-6441

TRINITY COUNTY

COURTS:

Hayfork

(see Weaverville)


Weaverville

101 Court Street

Weaverville, CA 96093

(530) 623-1209

TULARE COUNTY

www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

1809 West Main Street, Suite F

Visalia, CA 93279

(559) 684-1040 Services offered: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00


COURTS:

Dinuba

640 S Alta Avenue

Dinuba, CA 93618

(559) 591-5815


Porterville

87 East Morton Avenue

Porterville, CA 93257

(559) 782-4710


Tulare

425 East Kern

Tulare, CA 93274

(559) 685-2550


Visalia

County Civic Center

Room 124

Visalia, CA 93291

(559) 733-6198

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(916) 383-2426

Services offered: Phone only: Monday - Friday 9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:30


COURT:

Central Justice

2 South Green Street

Sonora, CA 95370

(209) 533-5555

VENTURA COUNTY

www.ventura.courts.ca.gov


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

800 South Victoria Avenue

Ventura, CA 93009-2126

(805) 654-5054

Services offered: Phone only: Monday - Friday 8:15-11:30, 1:00-4:30


COURTS:

Simi Valley

3855 Alamo Street

Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 582-8078


Ventura

800 South Victoria Avenue

Ventura, CA 93006

(805) 662-6620

YOLO COUNTY

https://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/divisions/small-claims


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

(916) 383-2426


Advisory Clinic

301 Bicentennial Circle, #330

Sacramento, CA 95826

(916) 875-7846


COURT:

Woodland

725 Court Street, Room 103

Woodland, CA 95695

(530) 406-6700

From: 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

YUBA COUNTY

www.yubacourts.org


SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:

Yuba Sutter Legal Center

725 D Street

Marysville, CA 95901

(916) 742-8289

Services offered: Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30. Clinics are conducted: Monday 12:00-1:00 and Thursday 2:30-4:00


COURT:

Marysville

215 5th Street

Marysville, CA 95901

(530) 749-7600


Publications available: Small Claims Handbook

See also: Collecting On a Judgment (Small Claims Court and Court Judgement)