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:
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:
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).
ALABAMA SMALL CLAIMS COURTS
Hale County Small Claims Court 1001 Main St Greensboro, AL 36744-1572 Phone: (334) 624`4334
Choctaw County Small Claims Court 117 S Mulberry Ave Ste 10 Butler, AL 36904 Phone: (205) 459`2155
Conecuh County Small Claims Court 409 Belleville St Evergreen, AL 36401-3022 Phone: (251) 578`2066
Marion County Small Claims Court 132 Military St S Hamilton, AL 35570-5594 Phone: (205) 921`0628
Marshall County Small Claims 424 Blount Ave Guntersville, AL 35976-1102 Phone: (256) 571`7761
Bullock County Small Claims Court 217 Prairie St N Rm 112 Union Springs, AL 36089-1600 Phone: (334) 738`2280
Chilton County Small Claims Court 2 Avenue N Clanton, AL 35045 Phone: (205) 755`4275
Coffee County Small Claims 230 Court Ave Elba, AL 36323-1718 Phone: (334) 897`2954
Crenshaw County Small Claims Court 301 S Glenwood Ave Luverne, AL 36049-2006 Phone: (334) 335`4538
Houston County Small Claims Court 114 N Oates St Dothan, AL 36303-4508 Phone: (334) 677`4858
Macon County Small Claims Court 101 E Rosa Parks Ave Tuskegee, AL 36083-1735 Phone: (334) 724`2614
Madison County Alabama Small Claims Court 200 Court House Sq Huntsville, AL 35801 Phone: (256) 532`3380
Sumter County Small Claims Court 115 Franklin St. Livingston, AL 35470 Phone: (205) 652`2291
Randolph County Small Claims Court 1 Main St. S Wedowee, AL 36278 Phone: (256) 357`4775
Limestone County Small Claims Court
200 W Washington St. Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 233`6406