Small Claims Court handles Civil cases asking for $10,000.00 or less. It is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively.
Rules are simplified and the hearing is informal. There are no lawyers, no rules of evidence, and no juries. You don’t need to be a
United States citizen to file or defend a case in Small Claims Court.
Some examples of problems that can be handled in Small Claims Court are:
Your landlord will not return your security deposit
Your car was damaged and the person responsible will not pay for repairs
Your new TV does not work and the store will not repair it
Your tenant damaged your property and the security deposit will not cover the full costs of repair
Your friend will not pay back the money you loaned them
Your overall guide to the Small Claims starts here. These sections will take you through the entire Small Claims process.
You can get help with your Small Claims Case. You will find help is available online and with Small Claims advisors.
Small Claims Forms
You will find links to the forms you need to file your case. A list of Small Claims local forms you can use with your Los Angeles Superior Court case is also found here.
Small Claims Fees
You will find the current fee schedule for all types of Los Angeles Superior Court cases.