CONNECTICUT SMALL CLAIMS COURTS

Addresses and information on Connecticut 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.

Things 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.

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).

CONNECTICUT SMALL CLAIMS COURTS

Small Claims Court-Bantam 80 Doyle Rd Bantam, CT 06750-1609 Phone:(860) 567-3942

Small Claims Court-Bridgeport 172 Golden Hill St Bridgeport, CT 06604-4102 Phone:(203) 579-6568

Small Claims Court-Bristol 225 N Main St Ste 305 Bristol, CT 06010-4993 Phone:(860) 582-8111

Small Claims Court-Derby 106 Elizabeth St Derby, CT 06418-1819 Phone:(203) 735-7438

Small Claims Court-Hartford 101 Lafayette St Hartford, CT 06106-1509 Phone:(860) 566-1630

Small Claims Court-Middletown 54 W Main St Meriden, CT 06451-4109 Phone:(203) 238-6666

Small Claims Court-New Haven 121 Elm St New Haven, CT 06510-2060 Phone:(203) 789-7492

Small Claims Court-New London 112 Broad St New London, CT 06320-5739 Phone:(860) 443-8343

Small Claims Court-Rockville 20 Park St Vernon Rockville, CT 06066-3212 Phone:(860) 870-3270

Small Claims Court-Stamford 123 Hoyt St Stamford, CT 06905-5703 Phone:(203) 965-5208

Small Claims Court-Waterbury 7 Kendrick Ave Waterbury, CT 06702-2114 Phone:(203) 757-9641

State of Connecticut New Britain Judicial District Civil Family Small Claim 20 Franklin Sq New Britain, CT 06051 Phone:(860) 515-5130

Small Claims Court-Manchester 410 Center St Manchester, CT 06040-3968 Phone:(860) 647-9789

Small Claims Court-Milford 14 W River St Milford, CT 06460-3396 Phone:(203) 874-1116

Small Claims Court-Norwalk 17 Belden Ave Norwalk, CT 06850-3303 Phone:(203) 846-3237


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