Addresses and information on California small claims courts and filings.

A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.

The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)

Most common claims in small claims courts involve:

  • Auto Accidents - Someone dents your vehicle and refuses to pay for the repairs.
  • Small Loans - Someone refuses to pay you back the money he/she borrowed.
  • Defected New Products - Your new chair breaks but the store will not fix it or return your money.
  • Poor Services Rendered - A dry cleaning company ruins your favorite dress and will not pay for or replace it.
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues - The property owner or landlord refuses to return your security deposit, even after certifying the place was left in in good condition.

Small Claims Courts Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the minor.)
  • Be of sound mind or mentally competent. (If not, a guardian appointed by the court will sue for the incapacitated.)
  • United States citizen and non-citizens can use the small claims court.
  • There are no juries in small claims courts.
  • No objections are allowed.
  • Either the plaintiff (the person who is suing) or the defendant (the person being sued) are allowed to speak with an attorney before coming to court, but lawyers are not allowed in the court with you. You must be a Pro Se litigant (represent yourself.)

Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)

Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).

What to bring to court:

Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)

2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)

The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.

Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.


Colusa County Small Claim 532 Oak St Colusa, CA 95932-2569 Phone:(530) 458-5149

Los Angeles Small Claims Court 1427 W West Covina Pkwy Covina, CA 91706 Phone:(626) 813-3226

Orange Small Claims Court 23141 Moulton Pkwy Saddleback Valley, CA 92630 Phone:(949) 472-6968

Riverside Small Claims Court 155 E Hays St Banning, CA 92220-5554 Phone:(951) 922-7230

California Small Claims Courts 300 Taylor St Roseville, CA 95678-2628 Phone:(916) 783-1660

Yolo Small Claims Court 725 Court St Woodland, CA 95695-3427 Phone:(530) 406-6700

Alameda County Small Claims 2120 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA 94704-1109 Phone:(510) 647-4470

Alameda County Small Claims 24405 Amador St Hayward, CA 94544-1205 Phone:(510) 670-5048

Butte County Small Claims 747 Elliott Rd Paradise, CA 95969-3939 Phone:(530) 872-2637

Civil & Small Claims 321 Tuolumne St Vallejo, CA 94590-5700 Phone:(707) 561-7800

Contra Costa Small Claims 640 Ygnacio Valley Rd Walnut Creek, CA 94596-3820 Phone:(925) 957-5673

Fresno County Small Claims 127 E Merced St Fowler, CA 93625-2312 Phone:(559) 457-6394

Fresno County Small Claims 619 N St Sanger, CA 93657-2472 Phone:(559) 457-6393

Fresno County Small Claims 2424 Mccall Ave Selma, CA 93662-3145 Phone:(559) 457-6399

Mendocino County Small Claims 700 S Franklin St Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5464 Phone:(707) 964-3192

San Bernardino County Civil/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainer Monday Only 26010 State Highway 189 Twin Peaks, CA 92391 Phone:(909) 387-3922

Shasta County Small Claims 20509 Shasta St Burney, CA 96013-4134 Phone:(530) 335-3571

Los Angeles Small Claims Court 3221 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503-5013 Phone:(310) 222-2672

Fresno County Small Claims 1600 California St Kingsburg, CA 93631-1802 Phone:(559) 457-6395

Fresno County Small Claims 160 W Elm Ave Coalinga, CA 93210-1941 Phone:(559) 457-6398

Fresno County Small Claims 815 G St Reedley, CA 93654-2624 Phone:(559) 457-6396

Fresno County Small Claims 1100 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93724-0002 Phone:(559) 488-3583

Glenn County Small Claims 821 E South St Orland, CA 95963-9106 Phone:(530) 865-1101

Kern County Small Claims 1122 Jefferson St Delano, CA 93215-2241 Phone:(661) 720-5814

Los Angeles County California Small Claim Courts 505 S Centre St San Pedro, CA 90731-3305 Phone:(310) 519-6014

Los Angeles County Small Claim 10025 Flower St Bellflower, CA 90706-5499 Phone:(562) 804-8055

Los Angeles Small Claims 6548 Miles Ave Los Angeles, CA 90001 Phone:(323) 586-6359

Los Angeles Small Claims 600 E Broadway Glendale, CA 91206-4306 Phone:(818) 500-3577

San Mateo County Small Claims 800 N Humboldt St San Mateo, CA 94401-1406 Phone:(650) 573-2605

Santa Barbara County Small Claim 1745 Mission Dr Ste F Solvang, CA 93463-2693 Phone:(805) 686-5040

Small Claims Advisory Service 4166 Almond St Riverside, CA 92501-3534 Phone:(951) 683-3700

Ventura County California Small Claims Court 3855 Alamo St Ste F Simi Valley, CA 93063-2110 Phone:(805) 582-8078

California Small Claims Court Advisers 725 30th St Sacramento, CA 95816-3842 Phone:(916) 875-7514

Small Claims Court Advisory Service 13474 Athens Way Magalia, CA 95954-9543 Phone:(530) 873-0558

San Dego Small Clims Crt/Rmona 1428 Montecito Rd Ramona, CA 92065-5200 Phone:(619) 441-4244

Alameda County Small Claims CT 39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont, CA 94538-2309 Phone:(510) 818-7500

Sonoma County Small Claims Crt 600 Administration Dr Rm 107j Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2817 Phone:(707) 521-6591

Monterey County Small Claims 3056 Del Monte Blvd Ste 205 Marina, CA 93933-3856 Phone:(831) 384-7324

Kern Cnty Small Clims Crt/Taft 311 N Lincoln St Taft, CA 93268-1732 Phone:(661) 763-8585

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