Find San Diego County California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.
Chula Vista Superior Court 500 3rd Avenue Chula Vista CA 91910 619-691-4726
El Cajon Superior Court 250 East Main Street El Cajon CA 92020 619-441-4336
Kearny Mesa Traffic Court 8950 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego CA 92123 858-694-2066
Ramona Superior Court 1428 Montecito Road Ramona CA 92065 760-738-2400
San Diego Criminal Court 220 West Broadway San Diego CA 92101 619-531-4420
San Diego Juvenile Court 2851 Meadow Lark Drive San Diego CA 92123 858-694-4601
San Diego Superior Court 330 West Broadway San Diego CA 92101 619-531-3239
Vista Superior Court 325 South Melrose Drive Vista CA 92081 760-726-9595
The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.
Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.
Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.