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<p>The small claims court is a special court where you -- the consumer -- can sue an individual or business that owes you money.</p><br>
 
<p>The small claims court is a special court where you -- the consumer -- can sue an individual or business that owes you money.</p><br>
  
<p>The maximum amount of money you can seek in this court is $7,500. 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.</p><br>  
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<p>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.</p><br>  
  
 
<p>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.</p><br>
 
<p>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.</p><br>
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<p>It is your right to use the small claims court when you believe that it is necessary. The process is not complicated.</p><br>
 
<p>It is your right to use the small claims court when you believe that it is necessary. The process is not complicated.</p><br>
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<p>'''Small Claims Court''' - To collect a Small Claims Judgement, Send a $10.00 check or money order payable to:</p><br>
 
<p>'''Small Claims Court''' - To collect a Small Claims Judgement, Send a $10.00 check or money order payable to:</p><br>
  
 
'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Department of General Services </font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
 
'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Department of General Services </font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
Documents and Publications<br>
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'''Documents and Publications'''<br>
 
PO Box 1015<br>
 
PO Box 1015<br>
 
North Highlands, CA 95660<br>
 
North Highlands, CA 95660<br>
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<big>'''ALAMEDA COUNTY'''</big><br>
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==ALAMEDA COUNTY==
 
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[http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.alameda.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.alameda.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
 
Alameda County Bar Association<br>
 
610 Sixteen Street<br>
 
Oakland, CA 94612<br>
 
(510) 893-7160<br>
 
 
Services Offered:<br>
 
Phone: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00<br>
 
Clinics available weekdays and Saturday. Call for dates and times.<br>
 
  
  
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2233 Shoreline Drive<br>  
 
2233 Shoreline Drive<br>  
 
Alameda, CA 94501<br>  
 
Alameda, CA 94501<br>  
(510) 268-7479<br>  
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(510) 263-4300<br>  
  
  
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(510) 272-6349<br>
 
(510) 272-6349<br>
  
 
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==ALPINE COUNTY==
 
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<big>'''ALPINE COUNTY'''</big><br>
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[http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/ '''www.alpinecountyca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/ '''www.alpinecountyca.gov''']<br>
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
(619) 441-4461<br>
 
(619) 441-4461<br>
 
 
COURT:<br>
 
  
 
   
 
   
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'''AMADOR COUNTY'''<br>
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==BUTTE COUNTY==
  
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[http://www.buttecourt.ca.gov/ '''www.buttecourt.ca.gov''']<br>
  
There is no Small Claims Advisor available.<br>
 
  
 
 
'''BUTTE COUNTY'''<br>
 
 
[http://www.buttecourt.ca.gov/ '''www.buttecourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Phone: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; by appointments: Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday: Closed.<br>
 
Phone: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; by appointments: Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday: Closed.<br>
  
COURTS:
 
  
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COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''Chico'''<br>  
 
'''Chico'''<br>  
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Chico, CA 95926<br>  
 
Chico, CA 95926<br>  
 
(530) 891-7009<br>
 
(530) 891-7009<br>
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'''Gridley'''<br>  
 
'''Gridley'''<br>  
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Gridley, CA 95948<br>  
 
Gridley, CA 95948<br>  
 
(530) 846-5701<br>  
 
(530) 846-5701<br>  
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'''Oroville'''<br>  
 
'''Oroville'''<br>  
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(530) 532-7004<br>
 
(530) 532-7004<br>
 
   
 
   
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'''Paradise'''<br>  
 
'''Paradise'''<br>  
 
747 Elliott Road<br>  
 
747 Elliott Road<br>  
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'''CALAVERAS COUNTY'''<br>
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==CALAVERAS COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
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 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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COURT:<br>
 
COURT:<br>
 
  
 
'''Calaveras'''<br>  
 
'''Calaveras'''<br>  
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'''COLUSA COUNTY'''<br>
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==COLUSA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.colusa.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.colusa.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.colusa.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.colusa.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR''' - Contact the court for specific information on small claims advisement.
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR''' - Contact the court for specific information on small claims advisement.
 
(800) 251-5259<br>
 
(800) 251-5259<br>
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COURT:<br>  
 
COURT:<br>  
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'''CONTRA COSTA COUNTY'''<br>
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==CONTRA COSTA COUNTY==
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1-888-676-7277<br>
 
1-888-676-7277<br>
  
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COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''Concord'''<br>  
 
'''Concord'''<br>  
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Concord, CA 94519<br>  
 
Concord, CA 94519<br>  
 
(925) 646-5410<br>  
 
(925) 646-5410<br>  
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'''Pittsburg'''<br>  
 
'''Pittsburg'''<br>  
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Pittsburg, CA 94565<br>  
 
Pittsburg, CA 94565<br>  
 
(925) 427-8158<br>  
 
(925) 427-8158<br>  
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'''Richmond'''<br>  
 
'''Richmond'''<br>  
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Richmond, CA 94805<br>  
 
Richmond, CA 94805<br>  
 
(510) 374-3157<br>
 
(510) 374-3157<br>
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'''Walnut Creek'''<br>  
 
'''Walnut Creek'''<br>  
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'''DEL NORTE COUNTY'''<br>
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==DEL NORTE COUNTY==
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
 
No longer has a small claims advisor. Consumer may obtain forms from the County Clerk's Office or the county library.<br>  
 
No longer has a small claims advisor. Consumer may obtain forms from the County Clerk's Office or the county library.<br>  
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COURT:<br>
  
 
'''Crescent City'''<br>  
 
'''Crescent City'''<br>  
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'''EL DORADO COUNTY'''<br>
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==EL DORADO COUNTY==
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(530) 573-3442<br>  
 
(530) 573-3442<br>  
 
(press 4 for small claims information)<br>  
 
(press 4 for small claims information)<br>  
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COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''Cameron Park'''<br>  
 
'''Cameron Park'''<br>  
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Cameron Park, CA 95682<br>  
 
Cameron Park, CA 95682<br>  
 
(530) 621-5867<br>  
 
(530) 621-5867<br>  
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'''Placerville'''<br>  
 
'''Placerville'''<br>  
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Placerville, CA 95667<br>  
 
Placerville, CA 95667<br>  
 
(530) 621-7470<br>  
 
(530) 621-7470<br>  
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'''South Lake Tahoe'''<br>  
 
'''South Lake Tahoe'''<br>  
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'''FRESNO COUNTY'''<br>
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==FRESNO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org/ '''www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org/ '''www.fresnosuperiorcourt.org''']<br>
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Services offered:<br>  
 
Services offered:<br>  
 
Phone: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 Thursdays require appointment.<br>
 
Phone: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 Thursdays require appointment.<br>
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Clovis, CA 93612<br>  
 
Clovis, CA 93612<br>  
 
(559) 299-4964<br>  
 
(559) 299-4964<br>  
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'''Coalinga'''<br>  
 
'''Coalinga'''<br>  
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Coalinga, CA 93210<br>  
 
Coalinga, CA 93210<br>  
 
(559) 935-2017<br>  
 
(559) 935-2017<br>  
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'''Firebaugh'''<br>  
 
'''Firebaugh'''<br>  
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Firebaugh, CA 93622<br>  
 
Firebaugh, CA 93622<br>  
 
(559) 659-2011<br>
 
(559) 659-2011<br>
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'''Fowler'''<br>  
 
'''Fowler'''<br>  
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Fowler, CA 93625<br>  
 
Fowler, CA 93625<br>  
 
(559) 834-3215<br>  
 
(559) 834-3215<br>  
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'''Fresno'''<br>  
 
'''Fresno'''<br>  
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Fresno, CA 93724-0001<br>  
 
Fresno, CA 93724-0001<br>  
 
(559) 488-3450<br>  
 
(559) 488-3450<br>  
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'''Kerman'''<br>  
 
'''Kerman'''<br>  
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Kerman, CA 93630<br>  
 
Kerman, CA 93630<br>  
 
(559) 846-7371 or 7372<br>  
 
(559) 846-7371 or 7372<br>  
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'''Kingsburg'''<br>  
 
'''Kingsburg'''<br>  
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Kingsburg, CA 93631<br>  
 
Kingsburg, CA 93631<br>  
 
(559) 897-2241<br>
 
(559) 897-2241<br>
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'''Parlier'''<br>  
 
'''Parlier'''<br>  
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Parlier, CA 93648<br>  
 
Parlier, CA 93648<br>  
 
(209) 646-2815<br>
 
(209) 646-2815<br>
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'''Reedley'''<br>  
 
'''Reedley'''<br>  
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Reedley, CA 93654<br>  
 
Reedley, CA 93654<br>  
 
(559) 638-3114<br>
 
(559) 638-3114<br>
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'''Sanger'''<br>  
 
'''Sanger'''<br>  
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Sanger, CA 93657<br>  
 
Sanger, CA 93657<br>  
 
(559) 876-6000<br>
 
(559) 876-6000<br>
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'''Selma'''<br>  
 
'''Selma'''<br>  
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'''GLENN COUNTY'''<br>
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==GLENN COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.glenncourt.ca.gov/ '''www.glenncourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.glenncourt.ca.gov/ '''www.glenncourt.ca.gov''']<br>
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SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:<br>  
 
SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:<br>  
 
There is no Small Claims Advisor Available<br>
 
There is no Small Claims Advisor Available<br>
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COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''Orland'''<br>  
 
'''Orland'''<br>  
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Orland, CA 95963<br>  
 
Orland, CA 95963<br>  
 
(530) 865-1101<br>  
 
(530) 865-1101<br>  
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'''Willows'''<br>  
 
'''Willows'''<br>  
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'''HUMBOLDT COUNTY'''<br>
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==HUMBOLDT COUNTY==
 
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR'''<br>
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707 K Street<br>
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Eureka, CA 95501<br>
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(707)-441-1185<br>
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Services offered:<br>
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Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00 (appointments only)<br>
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SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:<br>
 +
There is no Small Claims Advisor Available<br>
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
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Eureka, CA 95501<br>  
 
Eureka, CA 95501<br>  
 
(707) 445-7256<br>
 
(707) 445-7256<br>
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'''Garberville'''<br>  
 
'''Garberville'''<br>  
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(707) 923-2141<br>
 
(707) 923-2141<br>
  
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==IMPERIAL COUNTY==
  
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[http://www.imperial.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.imperial.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
  
'''IMPERIAL COUNTY'''<br>
 
  
[http://www.imperial.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.imperial.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR'''<br>  
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COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
 
  
 
'''Brawley'''<br>  
 
'''Brawley'''<br>  
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Brawley, CA 92227<br>  
 
Brawley, CA 92227<br>  
 
(760) 351-2840<br>
 
(760) 351-2840<br>
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'''Calexico'''<br>  
 
'''Calexico'''<br>  
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Calexico, CA 92231<br>  
 
Calexico, CA 92231<br>  
 
(760) 482-4217<br>
 
(760) 482-4217<br>
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'''El Centro'''<br>  
 
'''El Centro'''<br>  
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El Centro, CA 92243<br>  
 
El Centro, CA 92243<br>  
 
(760) 339-4230<br>  
 
(760) 339-4230<br>  
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'''Winterhaven'''<br>  
 
'''Winterhaven'''<br>  
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'''INYO COUNTY'''<br>
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==INYO COUNTY==
  
  
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Bishop, CA 93514<br>  
 
Bishop, CA 93514<br>  
 
(760) 872-4971<br>  
 
(760) 872-4971<br>  
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'''Independence'''<br>  
 
'''Independence'''<br>  
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'''KERN COUNTY'''<br>
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==KERN COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ '''www.co.kern.ca.us''']<br>
 
[http://www.co.kern.ca.us/ '''www.co.kern.ca.us''']<br>
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COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
 
  
 
'''Bakersfield'''<br>  
 
'''Bakersfield'''<br>  
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Bakersfield, CA 93301<br>  
 
Bakersfield, CA 93301<br>  
 
(661) 868-4934<br>
 
(661) 868-4934<br>
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'''Delano'''<br>  
 
'''Delano'''<br>  
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Delano, CA 93215<br>  
 
Delano, CA 93215<br>  
 
(661) 725-5826<br>
 
(661) 725-5826<br>
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'''Kern River Branch'''<br>
 
'''Kern River Branch'''<br>
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(760) 549-2000<br>  
 
(760) 549-2000<br>  
 
After 1:00 p.m.<br>  
 
After 1:00 p.m.<br>  
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'''Lamont'''<br>  
 
'''Lamont'''<br>  
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Lamont, CA 93241<br>  
 
Lamont, CA 93241<br>  
 
(661) 868-5800<br>
 
(661) 868-5800<br>
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'''Maricopa Taft'''<br>  
 
'''Maricopa Taft'''<br>  
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Taft, CA 93268<br>  
 
Taft, CA 93268<br>  
 
(661) 763-8573<br>
 
(661) 763-8573<br>
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'''Mojave'''<br>  
 
'''Mojave'''<br>  
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Mojave, CA 93501<br>  
 
Mojave, CA 93501<br>  
 
(661) 824-7065<br>
 
(661) 824-7065<br>
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'''Ridgecrest'''<br>  
 
'''Ridgecrest'''<br>  
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Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3697<br>  
 
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3697<br>  
 
(760) 384-5900<br>
 
(760) 384-5900<br>
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'''Shafter'''<br>  
 
'''Shafter'''<br>  
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'''KINGS COUNTY'''<br>
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==KINGS COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.kings.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.kings.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
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Avenal, CA 93204<br>  
 
Avenal, CA 93204<br>  
 
(559) 386-5225<br>
 
(559) 386-5225<br>
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'''Corcoran Municipal'''<br>  
 
'''Corcoran Municipal'''<br>  
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Corcoran, CA 93212<br>  
 
Corcoran, CA 93212<br>  
 
(559) 992-5193<br>  
 
(559) 992-5193<br>  
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'''Hanford Municipal'''<br>  
 
'''Hanford Municipal'''<br>  
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Hanford, CA 93230<br>  
 
Hanford, CA 93230<br>  
 
(559) 582-1010<br>
 
(559) 582-1010<br>
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'''Lemoore Municipal'''<br>  
 
'''Lemoore Municipal'''<br>  
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'''LAKE COUNTY'''<br>
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==LAKE COUNTY==
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'''LASSEN COUNTY'''<br>
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==LASSEN COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''www.lassencourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''www.lassencourt.ca.gov''']<br>
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Services offered:<br>  
 
Services offered:<br>  
 
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00<br>
 
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00<br>
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COURT:<br>
 
COURT:<br>
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'''LOS ANGELES COUNTY'''<br>
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==LOS ANGELES COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/ '''www.lasuperiorcourt.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/ '''www.lasuperiorcourt.org''']<br>
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'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Avalon, CA 90704<br>  
 
Avalon, CA 90704<br>  
 
(310) 510-0026<br>   
 
(310) 510-0026<br>   
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'''Beach Cities Court'''<br>  
 
'''Beach Cities Court'''<br>  
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Redondo Beach, CA 90277-3638<br>  
 
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-3638<br>  
 
(310) 798-6875 of 798-6886<br>
 
(310) 798-6875 of 798-6886<br>
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'''Burbank'''<br>  
 
'''Burbank'''<br>  
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Burbank, CA 91502<br>  
 
Burbank, CA 91502<br>  
 
(818) 557-3461<br>  
 
(818) 557-3461<br>  
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'''Compton'''<br>  
 
'''Compton'''<br>  
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Compton, CA 90220<br>  
 
Compton, CA 90220<br>  
 
(310) 603-7842<br>
 
(310) 603-7842<br>
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'''Downey'''<br>  
 
'''Downey'''<br>  
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Downey, CA 90242<br>  
 
Downey, CA 90242<br>  
 
(562) 803-7053<br>  
 
(562) 803-7053<br>  
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'''East Los Angeles'''<br>  
 
'''East Los Angeles'''<br>  
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Los Angeles, CA 90022<br>  
 
Los Angeles, CA 90022<br>  
 
(323) 780-2017<br>  
 
(323) 780-2017<br>  
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'''El Monte (Rio Hondo)'''<br>  
 
'''El Monte (Rio Hondo)'''<br>  
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El Monte, CA 91731<br>  
 
El Monte, CA 91731<br>  
 
(626) 575-4125<br>  
 
(626) 575-4125<br>  
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'''Glendale'''<br>  
 
'''Glendale'''<br>  
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(818) 500-3538<br>  
 
(818) 500-3538<br>  
 
(818) 500-3537<br>   
 
(818) 500-3537<br>   
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'''Inglewood'''<br>  
 
'''Inglewood'''<br>  
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Inglewood, CA 90301<br>  
 
Inglewood, CA 90301<br>  
 
(310) 419-5124<br>  
 
(310) 419-5124<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Lancaster'''<br>  
 
'''Lancaster'''<br>  
Line 677: Line 721:
 
Lancaster, CA 93534<br>  
 
Lancaster, CA 93534<br>  
 
(661) 945-6353<br>  
 
(661) 945-6353<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Long Beach'''<br>  
 
'''Long Beach'''<br>  
Line 683: Line 728:
 
(562) 491-6234<br>
 
(562) 491-6234<br>
  
'''Los Angeles'''<br>
 
3000 S Robertson #100<br>
 
Los Angeles, CA 90034<br>
 
(310) 558-7700<br>
 
  
 
'''Los Angeles Municipal Court'''<br>  
 
'''Los Angeles Municipal Court'''<br>  
Line 692: Line 733:
 
Los Angeles, CA 90012<br>  
 
Los Angeles, CA 90012<br>  
 
(213) 974-6305<br>  
 
(213) 974-6305<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Los Cerritos'''<br>  
 
'''Los Cerritos'''<br>  
Line 697: Line 739:
 
Bellflower, CA 90706<br>  
 
Bellflower, CA 90706<br>  
 
(562) 804-8011<br>  
 
(562) 804-8011<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Malibu Division 2'''<br>  
 
'''Malibu Division 2'''<br>  
Line 702: Line 745:
  
 
Public Information: (818) 222-1895<br>
 
Public Information: (818) 222-1895<br>
 +
  
 
'''Newhall'''<br>  
 
'''Newhall'''<br>  
Line 708: Line 752:
 
(661) 253-7309<br>  
 
(661) 253-7309<br>  
 
(Small Claims advisor on Thursday only)<br>
 
(Small Claims advisor on Thursday only)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Pasadena'''<br>  
 
'''Pasadena'''<br>  
Line 713: Line 758:
 
Pasadena, CA 91101<br>  
 
Pasadena, CA 91101<br>  
 
(626) 356-5415<br>
 
(626) 356-5415<br>
 +
  
 
'''Pomona'''<br>  
 
'''Pomona'''<br>  
Line 718: Line 764:
 
Pomona, CA 91766<br>  
 
Pomona, CA 91766<br>  
 
(909) 802-9944<br>
 
(909) 802-9944<br>
 +
  
 
'''San Fernando'''<br>  
 
'''San Fernando'''<br>  
Line 723: Line 770:
 
San Fernando, CA 91340<br>  
 
San Fernando, CA 91340<br>  
 
(818) 898-2425<br>
 
(818) 898-2425<br>
 +
  
 
'''San Pedro'''<br>  
 
'''San Pedro'''<br>  
Line 728: Line 776:
 
San Pedro, CA 90731<br>  
 
San Pedro, CA 90731<br>  
 
(310) 519-6014<br>
 
(310) 519-6014<br>
 +
  
 
'''Santa Monica'''<br>  
 
'''Santa Monica'''<br>  
Line 733: Line 782:
 
Santa Monica, CA 90401<br>  
 
Santa Monica, CA 90401<br>  
 
(310) 587-2442<br>
 
(310) 587-2442<br>
 +
  
 
'''South Bay Municipal Court'''<br>
 
'''South Bay Municipal Court'''<br>
 
Small Claims Division<br>
 
Small Claims Division<br>
 
117 W Torrance Boulevard<br>  
 
117 W Torrance Boulevard<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Redondo Beach'''<br>  
 
'''Redondo Beach'''<br>  
 
CA 90277<br>
 
CA 90277<br>
 
(310) 798-6875<br>
 
(310) 798-6875<br>
 +
  
 
'''South Gate (B)'''<br>  
 
'''South Gate (B)'''<br>  
Line 746: Line 798:
 
South Gate, CA 90280<br>  
 
South Gate, CA 90280<br>  
 
(323) 563-4018<br>
 
(323) 563-4018<br>
 +
  
 
'''Southeast (A)'''<br>  
 
'''Southeast (A)'''<br>  
Line 751: Line 804:
 
Huntington Park, CA 90255-0609<br>  
 
Huntington Park, CA 90255-0609<br>  
 
(323) 586-6365<br>
 
(323) 586-6365<br>
 +
  
 
'''Van Nuys'''<br>  
 
'''Van Nuys'''<br>  
Line 756: Line 810:
 
Van Nuys, CA 91401<br>  
 
Van Nuys, CA 91401<br>  
 
(818) 374-2629<br>
 
(818) 374-2629<br>
 +
  
 
'''West Covina (Citrus)'''<br>  
 
'''West Covina (Citrus)'''<br>  
Line 761: Line 816:
 
West Covina, CA 91790<br>  
 
West Covina, CA 91790<br>  
 
(626) 813-3226<br>
 
(626) 813-3226<br>
 +
  
 
'''West Los Angeles'''<br>  
 
'''West Los Angeles'''<br>  
Line 766: Line 822:
 
West Los Angeles, CA 90025<br>
 
West Los Angeles, CA 90025<br>
 
(310) 312-6545<br>
 
(310) 312-6545<br>
 +
  
 
'''Whittier'''<br>  
 
'''Whittier'''<br>  
Line 772: Line 829:
 
(562) 907-3127<br>
 
(562) 907-3127<br>
  
 
+
==MADERA COUNTY==
 
+
'''MADERA COUNTY'''<br>
+
  
 
[http://www.madera.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.madera.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.madera.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.madera.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
Line 782: Line 837:
 
(888) 683-6707 <br>
 
(888) 683-6707 <br>
 
COUNTIES SERVED - Inyo, Colusa, Lake, Madera, Mono, Siskiyou, Tuolumne, and Yolo.<br>  
 
COUNTIES SERVED - Inyo, Colusa, Lake, Madera, Mono, Siskiyou, Tuolumne, and Yolo.<br>  
 +
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
Line 789: Line 845:
 
Madera, CA 93638<br>  
 
Madera, CA 93638<br>  
 
(559) 675-7786<br>  
 
(559) 675-7786<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Chowchilla'''<br>  
 
'''Chowchilla'''<br>  
Line 794: Line 851:
 
Chowchilla, CA 93610<br>
 
Chowchilla, CA 93610<br>
 
(559) 665-4861<br>
 
(559) 665-4861<br>
 +
  
 
'''Madera'''<br>  
 
'''Madera'''<br>  
Line 799: Line 857:
 
Madera, CA 93637<br>  
 
Madera, CA 93637<br>  
 
(559) 675-7995<br>
 
(559) 675-7995<br>
 +
  
 
'''Sierra Justice'''<br>  
 
'''Sierra Justice'''<br>  
Line 807: Line 866:
  
  
'''MARIN COUNTY'''<br>
+
==MARIN COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ '''www.co.marin.ca.us''']<br>
 
[http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ '''www.co.marin.ca.us''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS COURT'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS COURT'''<br>  
Line 818: Line 879:
  
  
COURT:<br>
+
COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''San Rafael'''<br>  
 
'''San Rafael'''<br>  
Line 825: Line 886:
 
San Rafael, CA 94903<br>  
 
San Rafael, CA 94903<br>  
 
(415) 499-6215<br>  
 
(415) 499-6215<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Mariposa'''<br>  
 
'''Mariposa'''<br>  
Line 835: Line 897:
  
  
'''MENDOCINO COUNTY'''<br>
+
 
 +
==MENDOCINO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
 +
 +
 +
COURTS:<br>
  
 
'''Covelo (Round Valley)'''<br>
 
'''Covelo (Round Valley)'''<br>
Line 844: Line 911:
 
Covelo, CA 95428<br>  
 
Covelo, CA 95428<br>  
 
(707) 459-5554<br>  
 
(707) 459-5554<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Fort Bragg 10 Mile Ranch'''<br>
 
'''Fort Bragg 10 Mile Ranch'''<br>
Line 849: Line 917:
 
Fort Bragg, CA 95437<br>  
 
Fort Bragg, CA 95437<br>  
 
(707) 964-3192<br>  
 
(707) 964-3192<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Ukiah'''<br>  
 
'''Ukiah'''<br>  
Line 855: Line 924:
 
Ukiah, CA 95482<br>  
 
Ukiah, CA 95482<br>  
 
(707) 463-4481<br>
 
(707) 463-4481<br>
 +
  
 
'''Willits'''<br>  
 
'''Willits'''<br>  
Line 863: Line 933:
  
  
'''MERCED COUNTY'''<br>
+
==MERCED COUNTY==
 +
 
  
  
Line 876: Line 947:
 
Los Banos, CA 93635<br>  
 
Los Banos, CA 93635<br>  
 
(209) 826-6500 (Mondays)<br>  
 
(209) 826-6500 (Mondays)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Merced'''<br>  
 
'''Merced'''<br>  
Line 883: Line 955:
  
  
'''MODOC COUNTY'''<br>
+
==MODOC COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.frontiernet.net/ '''www.frontiernet.net''']<br>
 
[http://www.frontiernet.net/ '''www.frontiernet.net''']<br>
 +
  
 
There is no Small Claims Advisor available.<br>
 
There is no Small Claims Advisor available.<br>
Line 899: Line 972:
  
  
'''MONO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==MONO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.monocourt.org/ '''www.monocourt.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.monocourt.org/ '''www.monocourt.org''']<br>
Line 909: Line 982:
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
 
  
 
'''Bridgeport'''<br>  
 
'''Bridgeport'''<br>  
Line 916: Line 988:
 
Bridgeport, CA 93517<br>  
 
Bridgeport, CA 93517<br>  
 
(760) 932-5239<br>
 
(760) 932-5239<br>
 +
  
 
'''Mammoth Lakes'''<br>  
 
'''Mammoth Lakes'''<br>  
Line 924: Line 997:
  
  
'''MONTEREY COUNTY'''<br>
+
==MONTEREY COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.monterey.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.monterey.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
  
  
Line 943: Line 1,017:
 
King City, CA 93930<br>  
 
King City, CA 93930<br>  
 
(831) 385-8339<br>   
 
(831) 385-8339<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Marina'''<br>
 
'''Marina'''<br>
Line 951: Line 1,026:
  
  
'''NAPA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==NAPA COUNTY==
  
  
Line 969: Line 1,044:
  
  
'''NEVADA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==NEVADA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.court.co.nevada.ca.us/ '''www.court.co.nevada.ca.us''']<br>
 
[http://www.court.co.nevada.ca.us/ '''www.court.co.nevada.ca.us''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 990: Line 1,067:
 
Nevada City, CA 95959<br>  
 
Nevada City, CA 95959<br>  
 
(916) 265-1311<br>   
 
(916) 265-1311<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Truckee'''<br>  
 
'''Truckee'''<br>  
Line 998: Line 1,076:
  
  
'''ORANGE COUNTY'''<br>
+
==ORANGE COUNTY==
 +
 
  
  
Line 1,018: Line 1,097:
 
Santa Ana, CA 92701<br>
 
Santa Ana, CA 92701<br>
 
(714) 834-3584<br>  
 
(714) 834-3584<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Justice Center'''<br>  
 
'''Justice Center'''<br>  
Line 1,023: Line 1,103:
 
Newport Beach, CA 92660<br>  
 
Newport Beach, CA 92660<br>  
 
(949) 476-4764<br>  
 
(949) 476-4764<br>  
 +
  
 
'''North District'''<br>  
 
'''North District'''<br>  
Line 1,032: Line 1,113:
 
Fullerton, CA 92838-0500<br>
 
Fullerton, CA 92838-0500<br>
 
(714) 773-4555<br>  
 
(714) 773-4555<br>  
 +
  
 
'''South District'''<br>  
 
'''South District'''<br>  
Line 1,037: Line 1,119:
 
Laguna Hills, CA 92653<br>  
 
Laguna Hills, CA 92653<br>  
 
(714) 472-6968<br>
 
(714) 472-6968<br>
 +
  
 
'''West Justice Center'''<br>  
 
'''West Justice Center'''<br>  
Line 1,045: Line 1,128:
  
  
'''PLACER COUNTY'''<br>
+
==PLACER COUNTY==
 +
 
 +
[http://www.placer.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.placer.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
  
[http://www.placercourts.org/ '''www.placercourts.org''']<br>
 
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
Office of the Public Defender<br>
+
Placer County Small Claims Advisor<br>
2422 Lindbergh Street<br>
+
P.O. Box 619072<br>
Auburn, CA 95602<br>  
+
Roseville, CA 95661<br>  
(530) 889-6560<br>
+
530-823-1019<br>  
Services offered: Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-2:30<br>
+
  
  
COURTS:<br>
 
  
'''Auburn'''<br>
+
COURTS:<br>
101 Maple Street 4th Floor<br>
+
Auburn, CA 95603<br>
+
(530) 889-6550<br>
+
8:00am - 3:00pm<br>
+
(Counter and phone hours)<br>
+
  
 
'''Roseville'''<br>  
 
'''Roseville'''<br>  
300 Taylor Street<br>  
+
'''The Bill Santucci Justice Center'''<br>
Roseville, CA 96145<br>  
+
10820 Justice Center Drive<br>  
(916) 783-1600<br>
+
Roseville, CA 95678<br>  
7:45am - 4:00pm<br>
+
(916) 408-6000<br>
(Counter and phone hours)<br>
+
  
Tahoe Court<br>  
+
 
 +
'''Tahoe Court'''<br>  
 
2501 North Lake Boulevard<br>  
 
2501 North Lake Boulevard<br>  
 
Tahoe City, CA 96145-6336<br>
 
Tahoe City, CA 96145-6336<br>
(530) 581-6336 8:00am - 4:00pm<br>
+
(530) 584-3460<br>
(Counter and phone hours)<br>
+
  
 +
==PLUMAS COUNTY==
  
 +
[http://www.plumascourt.ca.gov/ '''www.plumascourt.ca.gov''']<br>
  
'''PLUMAS COUNTY'''<br>
 
  
[http://www.plumascourt.ca.gov/ '''www.plumascourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,091: Line 1,167:
  
 
Services offered: Monday-Friday; paralegal provides advice with attorney assistance.<br>
 
Services offered: Monday-Friday; paralegal provides advice with attorney assistance.<br>
 +
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
Line 1,098: Line 1,175:
 
Chester, CA 96020<br>  
 
Chester, CA 96020<br>  
 
(530) 258-2646<br>   
 
(530) 258-2646<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Greenville'''<br>
 
'''Greenville'''<br>
Line 1,104: Line 1,182:
 
(530) 284-7213<br>  
 
(530) 284-7213<br>  
 
(also fax number)<br>  
 
(also fax number)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Portola'''<br>  
 
'''Portola'''<br>  
Line 1,110: Line 1,189:
 
Portola, CA 96122<br>  
 
Portola, CA 96122<br>  
 
(530) 832-4286<br>
 
(530) 832-4286<br>
 +
  
 
'''Quincy'''<br>  
 
'''Quincy'''<br>  
Line 1,119: Line 1,199:
  
  
'''RIVERSIDE COUNTY'''<br>
+
==RIVERSIDE COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/civil.htm/ '''www.riverside.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/civil.htm/ '''www.riverside.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
PO Box 892 Temecula, CA 92593<br>  
 
PO Box 892 Temecula, CA 92593<br>  
(909) 683-3700 (outside Riverside County)<br>  
+
(951) 274-4499 (Riverside County)br>  
(800) 244-8898 (Riverside County)
+
 
Services offered: County has contracted with the McGeorge School of Law to act as their advisor. For scheduling appointments:<br>
 
Services offered: County has contracted with the McGeorge School of Law to act as their advisor. For scheduling appointments:<br>
(800) 244-8898<br>  
+
(951) 274-4499<br>  
 
(Southern CA residents)<br>  
 
(Southern CA residents)<br>  
  
Line 1,138: Line 1,219:
 
Banning, CA 92220<br>  
 
Banning, CA 92220<br>  
 
(951) 922-7155<br>
 
(951) 922-7155<br>
 +
  
 
'''Corona'''<br>  
 
'''Corona'''<br>  
Line 1,143: Line 1,225:
 
Corona, CA 91720<br>  
 
Corona, CA 91720<br>  
 
(909) 272-5630<br>  
 
(909) 272-5630<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Hemet'''<br>  
 
'''Hemet'''<br>  
Line 1,148: Line 1,231:
 
Hemet, CA 92543<br>  
 
Hemet, CA 92543<br>  
 
(951) 766-2321<br>
 
(951) 766-2321<br>
 +
  
 
'''Indio'''<br>  
 
'''Indio'''<br>  
Line 1,153: Line 1,237:
 
Indio, CA 92201-2552<br>  
 
Indio, CA 92201-2552<br>  
 
(760) 863-8208<br>
 
(760) 863-8208<br>
 +
  
 
'''Lake Elsinore'''<br>  
 
'''Lake Elsinore'''<br>  
Line 1,158: Line 1,243:
 
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530<br>  
 
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530<br>  
 
(951) 245-3371<br>
 
(951) 245-3371<br>
 +
  
 
'''Palm Springs'''<br>  
 
'''Palm Springs'''<br>  
Line 1,163: Line 1,249:
 
Palm Springs, CA 92262<br>  
 
Palm Springs, CA 92262<br>  
 
(760) 778-2170<br>
 
(760) 778-2170<br>
 +
  
 
'''Perris'''<br>  
 
'''Perris'''<br>  
Line 1,168: Line 1,255:
 
Perris, CA 92570<br>  
 
Perris, CA 92570<br>  
 
(909) 940-6820<br>
 
(909) 940-6820<br>
 +
  
 
'''Riverside'''<br>  
 
'''Riverside'''<br>  
Line 1,173: Line 1,261:
 
Riverside, CA 92501<br>  
 
Riverside, CA 92501<br>  
 
(951) 955-1960<br>  
 
(951) 955-1960<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Temecula'''<br>  
 
'''Temecula'''<br>  
Line 1,179: Line 1,268:
 
(909) 694-5160<br>
 
(909) 694-5160<br>
  
 
+
==SACRAMENTO COUNTY==
 
+
'''SACRAMENTO COUNTY'''<br>
+
  
  
Line 1,193: Line 1,280:
  
  
COURTS:<br>
+
COURT:<br>
  
 
'''Sacramento'''<br>  
 
'''Sacramento'''<br>  
Line 1,203: Line 1,290:
  
  
'''SAN BENITO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SAN BENITO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,223: Line 1,312:
  
  
'''SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/courts/flash.asp/ '''www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us''']<br>
 
[http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/courts/flash.asp/ '''www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us''']<br>
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
 
Phone only:<br>
 
Fontana - (909) 356-6400<br>
 
Rancho Cucamonga - (909) 948-4542<br>
 
 
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
Line 1,239: Line 1,322:
 
Barstow, CA 92311<br>  
 
Barstow, CA 92311<br>  
 
(619) 256-4755<br>  
 
(619) 256-4755<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Big Bear'''<br>  
 
'''Big Bear'''<br>  
Line 1,245: Line 1,329:
 
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315<br>  
 
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315<br>  
 
(909) 866-0150<br>  
 
(909) 866-0150<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Chino'''<br>  
 
'''Chino'''<br>  
Line 1,250: Line 1,335:
 
Chino, CA 91710<br>  
 
Chino, CA 91710<br>  
 
(909) 465-5266<br>
 
(909) 465-5266<br>
 +
  
 
'''Fontana'''<br>  
 
'''Fontana'''<br>  
Line 1,256: Line 1,342:
 
(909) 350-1796<br>
 
(909) 350-1796<br>
 
(909) 350-9322<br>
 
(909) 350-9322<br>
 +
  
 
'''Joshua Tree'''<br>  
 
'''Joshua Tree'''<br>  
Line 1,261: Line 1,348:
 
Joshua Tree, CA 92252<br>  
 
Joshua Tree, CA 92252<br>  
 
(760) 366-5770<br>
 
(760) 366-5770<br>
 +
  
 
'''Rancho Cucamonga (West Valley)'''<br>  
 
'''Rancho Cucamonga (West Valley)'''<br>  
Line 1,266: Line 1,354:
 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730<br>  
 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730<br>  
 
(909) 350-3893<br>
 
(909) 350-3893<br>
 +
  
 
'''Redlands'''<br>  
 
'''Redlands'''<br>  
Line 1,271: Line 1,360:
 
Redlands, CA 92373<br>  
 
Redlands, CA 92373<br>  
 
(909) 888-4260<br>
 
(909) 888-4260<br>
 +
  
 
'''San Bernardino'''<br>  
 
'''San Bernardino'''<br>  
Line 1,276: Line 1,366:
 
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0215<br>  
 
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0215<br>  
 
(909) 387-3880<br>
 
(909) 387-3880<br>
 +
  
 
'''Twin Peaks'''<br>  
 
'''Twin Peaks'''<br>  
Line 1,283: Line 1,374:
 
(909) 336-0630<br>
 
(909) 336-0630<br>
 
(909) 885-0139<br>
 
(909) 885-0139<br>
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'''Victorville'''<br>  
 
'''Victorville'''<br>  
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(760) 245-6215<br>
 
(760) 245-6215<br>
  
 
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==SAN DIEGO COUNTY==
 
+
'''SAN DIEGO COUNTY'''<br>
+
  
 
[http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL/ '''www.sdcourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL/ '''www.sdcourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
  
  
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Chula Vista, CA 91910<br>  
 
Chula Vista, CA 91910<br>  
 
(619) 691-4766<br>  
 
(619) 691-4766<br>  
 +
  
 
'''El Cajon'''<br>  
 
'''El Cajon'''<br>  
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El Cajon, CA 92020<br>  
 
El Cajon, CA 92020<br>  
 
(619) 441-4100<br>  
 
(619) 441-4100<br>  
 +
  
 
'''North County Vista'''<br>
 
'''North County Vista'''<br>
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(760) 726-9595<br>
 
(760) 726-9595<br>
 
(760) 940-6760- Small Claims<br>
 
(760) 940-6760- Small Claims<br>
 +
  
 
'''Ramona'''<br>  
 
'''Ramona'''<br>  
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Ramona, CA 92065<br>  
 
Ramona, CA 92065<br>  
 
(619) 441-4244<br>  
 
(619) 441-4244<br>  
 +
  
 
'''San Diego/Clairmont (Central)'''<br>  
 
'''San Diego/Clairmont (Central)'''<br>  
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San Diego, CA 92123<br>  
 
San Diego, CA 92123<br>  
 
(858) 694-2066<br>
 
(858) 694-2066<br>
 +
  
 
'''Escondido'''<br>
 
'''Escondido'''<br>
 
See North county Vista<br>
 
See North county Vista<br>
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY
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www.sdcourt.ca.gov
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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.<br>
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Small Claims Advisor Phone Hotline<br>
 +
 +
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<br>
 +
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Phone Number: (858) 634-1777 available Monday to Thursday<br>
 +
 +
Phone Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>
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Where to File a Claim<br>
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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.<br>
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The proper court location may be any of the following:<br>
 +
 +
•The zip code where the defendant lives or the defendant corporation or other entity has its principal place of business.<br>
 +
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•The zip code where the person or personal property was injured or damaged.<br>
 +
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•The zip code where the defendant signed the contract or where the contract was breached.<br>
 +
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•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.<br>
 +
 +
The booklet How to File a Small Claims Case includes a venue table which lists San Diego zip codes and the corresponding court locations.<br>
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Small Claims Court Locations<br>
 +
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Location<br>
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Business Office<br>
 +
 +
Phone Number / Hours<br>
 +
 +
Small Claims Advisor<br>
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 +
Phone Number / Hours<br>
 +
 +
Central<br>
 +
 +
330 W. Broadway, Room 241<br>
 +
 +
San Diego, CA 92101<br>
 +
 +
(858) 634-1919<br>
 +
 +
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.<br>
 +
 +
Monday through Thursday<br>
 +
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday<br>
 +
 +
(858) 634-1777<br>
 +
 +
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.<br>
 +
 +
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br>
 +
 +
 +
Monday to Thursday<br>
 +
 +
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North County<br>
 +
 +
325 South Melrose<br>
 +
 +
Vista, CA 92081<br>
 +
 +
(760) 201-8600 Ext. 1510<br>
 +
 +
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.<br>
 +
 +
Monday through Thursday<br>
  
 +
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday<br>
  
 +
==SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY==
  
'''SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY'''<br>
 
  
  
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'''San Francisco'''<br>  
 
'''San Francisco'''<br>  
400 McAllister Room 103<br>
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400 McAllister, Room 509<br>
 
San Francisco, CA 94102-4512<br>  
 
San Francisco, CA 94102-4512<br>  
 
(415) 551-3952- General Information<br>
 
(415) 551-3952- General Information<br>
 
(415) 292-2124- Legal Advice<br>
 
(415) 292-2124- Legal Advice<br>
  
 +
==SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY==
  
 
'''SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY'''<br>
 
  
  
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(Within San Joaquin County only) Services offered: Phone only: Monday-Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  
 
(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.<br>  
 
This office does not release address to the public.<br>  
 +
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
Line 1,371: Line 1,563:
 
'''Escalon'''<br>  
 
'''Escalon'''<br>  
 
(See Manteca)<br>   
 
(See Manteca)<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Lodi'''<br>  
 
'''Lodi'''<br>  
Line 1,378: Line 1,571:
 
(209) 333-6755<br>
 
(209) 333-6755<br>
 
(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)<br>  
 
(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Manteca Branch'''<br>
 
'''Manteca Branch'''<br>
Line 1,384: Line 1,578:
 
(209) 239-9188<br>
 
(209) 239-9188<br>
 
(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)<br>  
 
(Limited Civil Jurisdiction)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Ripon'''<br>  
 
'''Ripon'''<br>  
 
(See Manteca)<br>
 
(See Manteca)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Stockton'''<br>  
 
'''Stockton'''<br>  
Line 1,392: Line 1,588:
 
Stockton, CA 95202<br>  
 
Stockton, CA 95202<br>  
 
(209) 468-2949<br>  
 
(209) 468-2949<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Tracy'''<br>  
 
'''Tracy'''<br>  
Line 1,401: Line 1,598:
  
  
'''SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.slocourts.net/ '''www.slocourts.net''']<br>
 
[http://www.slocourts.net/ '''www.slocourts.net''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Grover Beach, CA 93433<br>  
 
Grover Beach, CA 93433<br>  
 
(805) 473-7077<br>   
 
(805) 473-7077<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Paso Robles'''<br>  
 
'''Paso Robles'''<br>  
Line 1,427: Line 1,627:
  
  
'''SAN MATEO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SAN MATEO COUNTY==
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Redwood City, CA 94063<br>  
 
Redwood City, CA 94063<br>  
 
(650) 363-4303<br>   
 
(650) 363-4303<br>   
 +
  
 
'''South San Francisco (North Branch)'''<br>  
 
'''South San Francisco (North Branch)'''<br>  
Line 1,444: Line 1,645:
 
South San Francisco, CA 94080<br>  
 
South San Francisco, CA 94080<br>  
 
(650) 877-5775<br>  
 
(650) 877-5775<br>  
 +
  
 
'''San Mateo Central Branch'''<br>
 
'''San Mateo Central Branch'''<br>
Line 1,452: Line 1,654:
  
  
'''SANTA BARBARA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SANTA BARBARA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.sbcourts.org/general_info/case_types/small_claims.htm/ '''www.sbcourts.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.sbcourts.org/general_info/case_types/small_claims.htm/ '''www.sbcourts.org''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,470: Line 1,674:
 
Lompoc, CA 93436<br>  
 
Lompoc, CA 93436<br>  
 
(805) 737-7796<br>  
 
(805) 737-7796<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Santa Barbara'''<br>  
 
'''Santa Barbara'''<br>  
Line 1,475: Line 1,680:
 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101<br>  
 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101<br>  
 
(805) 568-2735<br>
 
(805) 568-2735<br>
 +
  
 
'''Santa Maria'''<br>  
 
'''Santa Maria'''<br>  
Line 1,480: Line 1,686:
 
Santa Maria, CA 93454<br>  
 
Santa Maria, CA 93454<br>  
 
(805) 346-7550<br>
 
(805) 346-7550<br>
 +
  
 
'''Solvang'''<br>  
 
'''Solvang'''<br>  
Line 1,488: Line 1,695:
  
  
'''SANTA CLARA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SANTA CLARA COUNTY==
 
+
[http://www.sccsuperiorcourt.org/contact/contacts_losgatos.htm/ '''www.sccsuperiorcourt.org''']<br>
+
 
+
 
+
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>
+
70 West Hedding Street, 4th Floor<br>
+
County Government Center, West Wing<br>
+
San Jose, CA 95110<br>
+
(408) 370-4440<br>
+
Services offered: Phone and walk in: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm<br>
+
 
+
 
+
COURTS:<br>
+
  
'''Santa Clara'''<br>
+
[http://www.scscourt.org/court_divisions/small_claims/small_claims_home.shtml '''www.scscourt.org''']<br>
1095 Homestead Road<br>
+
Santa Clara, CA 95050<br>
+
(408) 249-2690<br>  
+
  
'''Los Gatos'''<br>
+
==SANTA CRUZ COUNTY==
14205 Capri Drive<br>
+
Los Gatos, CA 95030<br>
+
(408) 370-4440<br> 
+
 
+
'''Palo Alto'''<br>
+
270 Grant Avenue<br>
+
Palo Alto, CA 94306<br>
+
(650) 462-3800<br>
+
 
+
'''South County'''<br>
+
12425 Monterey Road<br>
+
San Martin, CA 95046<br>
+
(408) 695-5000<br>
+
 
+
 
+
 
+
'''SANTA CRUZ COUNTY'''<br>
+
  
  
Line 1,534: Line 1,708:
 
Watsonville, CA 95076<br>  
 
Watsonville, CA 95076<br>  
 
(831) 724-2253  Services offered: Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00<br>  
 
(831) 724-2253  Services offered: Monday-Friday 2:00-4:00<br>  
 +
  
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
Line 1,541: Line 1,716:
 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060<br>  
 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060<br>  
 
(831) 454-2220<br>   
 
(831) 454-2220<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Watsonville'''<br>  
 
'''Watsonville'''<br>  
Line 1,549: Line 1,725:
  
  
'''SHASTA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SHASTA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.shastacourts.com/menu.php?page=smallclaims/ '''www.shastacourts.com''']<br>
 
[http://www.shastacourts.com/menu.php?page=smallclaims/ '''www.shastacourts.com''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Redding, CA 96001<br>  
 
Redding, CA 96001<br>  
 
(530) 225-5703<br>
 
(530) 225-5703<br>
(530) 225-5114<br>  
+
(530) 245-6789<br>  
 +
 
  
 
'''Burney'''<br>  
 
'''Burney'''<br>  
 
20509 Shasta Street<br>  
 
20509 Shasta Street<br>  
 
Burney, CA 96013<br>  
 
Burney, CA 96013<br>  
(530) 335-3571<br>  
+
(530) 335-3571<br>
  
 +
==SIERRA COUNTY==
  
 +
[http://www.sierracourt.org/ '''www.sierracourt.org''']<br>
  
'''SIERRA COUNTY'''<br>
 
  
[http://www.sierracourt.org/ '''www.sierracourt.org''']<br>
 
  
SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR<br>  
+
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
No small claims advisor available. Consumer must contact the court listed below.<br>  
 
No small claims advisor available. Consumer must contact the court listed below.<br>  
  
Line 1,591: Line 1,770:
  
  
'''SISKIYOU COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SISKIYOU COUNTY==
 +
 
 +
 
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,604: Line 1,785:
 
Dorris, CA 96023<br>  
 
Dorris, CA 96023<br>  
 
(530) 397-3161<br>   
 
(530) 397-3161<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Happy Camp'''<br>  
 
'''Happy Camp'''<br>  
Line 1,609: Line 1,791:
 
Yreka, CA 96097<br>  
 
Yreka, CA 96097<br>  
 
(530) 493-2327<br>
 
(530) 493-2327<br>
 +
  
 
'''McCloud'''<br>  
 
'''McCloud'''<br>  
 
(see Weed)<br>  
 
(see Weed)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Montague'''<br>  
 
'''Montague'''<br>  
 
(see Weed)<br>
 
(see Weed)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Mt. Shasta'''<br>  
 
'''Mt. Shasta'''<br>  
 
(see Weed)<br>  
 
(see Weed)<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Tulelake'''<br>  
 
'''Tulelake'''<br>  
 
(see Dorris)<br>
 
(see Dorris)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Weed'''<br>  
 
'''Weed'''<br>  
Line 1,626: Line 1,813:
 
Weed, CA 96094<br>  
 
Weed, CA 96094<br>  
 
(530) 938-2483<br>
 
(530) 938-2483<br>
 +
  
 
'''Yreka'''<br>  
 
'''Yreka'''<br>  
Line 1,635: Line 1,823:
  
  
'''SOLANO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SOLANO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.solanocourts.com/ '''www.solanocourts.com''']<br>
 
[http://www.solanocourts.com/ '''www.solanocourts.com''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Fairfield, CA 94533<br>  
 
Fairfield, CA 94533<br>  
 
(707) 421-7435<br>  
 
(707) 421-7435<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Vallejo'''<br>  
 
'''Vallejo'''<br>  
Line 1,658: Line 1,849:
  
  
'''SONOMA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SONOMA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.sonomasuperiorcourt.com/ '''www.sonomasuperiorcourt.com''']<br>
 
[http://www.sonomasuperiorcourt.com/ '''www.sonomasuperiorcourt.com''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,678: Line 1,871:
  
  
'''STANISLAUS COUNTY'''<br>
+
==STANISLAUS COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.stanislausmediation.org/small_claims.html/ '''www.stanislausmediation.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.stanislausmediation.org/small_claims.html/ '''www.stanislausmediation.org''']<br>
 
   
 
   
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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Modesto, CA 95353<br>
 
Modesto, CA 95353<br>
 
(209) 558-6000 Press 5<br>
 
(209) 558-6000 Press 5<br>
 +
  
 
'''Ceres'''<br>
 
'''Ceres'''<br>
Line 1,699: Line 1,894:
 
Ceres, CA 95307<br>
 
Ceres, CA 95307<br>
 
(209) 558-6000<br>
 
(209) 558-6000<br>
 +
  
 
'''Riverbank'''<br>
 
'''Riverbank'''<br>
 
(see Modesto)<br>
 
(see Modesto)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Turlock'''<br>  
 
'''Turlock'''<br>  
Line 1,710: Line 1,907:
  
  
'''SUTTER COUNTY'''<br>
+
==SUTTER COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.suttercourts.com/ '''www.suttercourts.com''']<br>
 
[http://www.suttercourts.com/ '''www.suttercourts.com''']<br>
 +
  
  
Line 1,732: Line 1,930:
  
  
'''TEHAMA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==TEHAMA COUNTY==
 +
 
  
  
Line 1,746: Line 1,945:
 
Corning, CA 96021<br>  
 
Corning, CA 96021<br>  
 
(530) 824-4601<br>   
 
(530) 824-4601<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Red Bluff'''<br>  
 
'''Red Bluff'''<br>  
Line 1,754: Line 1,954:
  
  
'''TRINITY COUNTY'''<br>
+
==TRINITY COUNTY==
 +
 
  
  
Line 1,761: Line 1,962:
 
'''Hayfork'''<br>  
 
'''Hayfork'''<br>  
 
(see Weaverville)<br>
 
(see Weaverville)<br>
 +
  
 
'''Weaverville'''<br>  
 
'''Weaverville'''<br>  
Line 1,769: Line 1,971:
  
  
'''TULARE COUNTY'''<br>
+
==TULARE COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov/ '''www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov/ '''www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
  
  
Line 1,787: Line 1,990:
 
(559) 591-5815<br>  
 
(559) 591-5815<br>  
 
   
 
   
 +
 
'''Porterville'''<br>  
 
'''Porterville'''<br>  
 
87 East Morton Avenue<br>  
 
87 East Morton Avenue<br>  
 
Porterville, CA 93257<br>  
 
Porterville, CA 93257<br>  
 
(559) 782-4710<br>  
 
(559) 782-4710<br>  
 +
  
 
'''Tulare'''<br>  
 
'''Tulare'''<br>  
Line 1,797: Line 2,002:
 
(559) 685-2550<br>  
 
(559) 685-2550<br>  
 
   
 
   
 +
 
'''Visalia'''<br>  
 
'''Visalia'''<br>  
 
County Civic Center<br>
 
County Civic Center<br>
Line 1,805: Line 2,011:
  
  
'''TUOLUMNE COUNTY'''<br>
+
==TUOLUMNE COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
Line 1,814: Line 2,022:
  
  
COURTS:<br>
+
COURT:<br>
  
 
'''Central Justice'''<br>  
 
'''Central Justice'''<br>  
Line 1,823: Line 2,031:
  
  
'''VENTURA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==VENTURA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.ventura.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 
[http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/ '''www.ventura.courts.ca.gov''']<br>
 +
  
  
Line 1,837: Line 2,046:
 
COURTS:<br>
 
COURTS:<br>
  
 
 
'''Simi Valley'''<br>  
 
'''Simi Valley'''<br>  
 
3855 Alamo Street<br>  
 
3855 Alamo Street<br>  
 
Simi Valley, CA 93065<br>  
 
Simi Valley, CA 93065<br>  
 
(805) 582-8078<br>   
 
(805) 582-8078<br>   
 +
  
 
'''Ventura'''<br>  
 
'''Ventura'''<br>  
Line 1,850: Line 2,059:
  
  
'''YOLO COUNTY'''<br>
+
==YOLO COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.yolocourts.com/ '''www.yolocourts.com''']<br>
 
[http://www.yolocourts.com/ '''www.yolocourts.com''']<br>
 +
 +
  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
 
'''SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR:'''<br>  
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'''YUBA COUNTY'''<br>
+
==YUBA COUNTY==
  
 
[http://www.yubacourts.org/ '''www.yubacourts.org''']<br>
 
[http://www.yubacourts.org/ '''www.yubacourts.org''']<br>
Line 1,896: Line 2,107:
 
'''Publications available:'''<br> [http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/small_claims/index.shtml '''Small Claims Handbook''']<br>  
 
'''Publications available:'''<br> [http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/small_claims/index.shtml '''Small Claims Handbook''']<br>  
  
See also: [[Collecting On A Judgment (Small claims and court Judgement)|Collecting On A Judgment (Small claims and court Judgement)]]<br>  
+
See also: [[Collecting On a Judgment (Small Claims Court and Court Judgement)|Collecting On a Judgment (Small Claims Court and Court Judgement)]]<br>  
 
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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


Consumer Law Sourcebook:
Small Claims Court Laws & Procedures (2005) Available from the Department of Consumer Affairs ($40)

This reference handbook written for use by small claims court judges and temporary judges, court commissioners, superior court judges who handle small claims court appeals, small claims advisers, court clerks, and others who counsel and assist disputants. The $40 price includes shipping and handling charges. (It replaces Volume I of the 1996 edition of the Consumer Law Sourcebook.) An order form can be found on the DCA Web site at:


www.dca.ca.gov

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

www.lasuperiorcourt.org


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

www.frontiernet.net


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

www.court.co.nevada.ca.us


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

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

www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us

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

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

Location


Business Office

Phone Number / Hours

Small Claims Advisor

Phone Number / Hours

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

www.sbcourts.org


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

www.shastacourts.com


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

www.solanocourts.com


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

www.sonomasuperiorcourt.com


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

www.yolocourts.com


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)



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