Find Columbia County Pennsylvania 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.
Berwick Magistrate Court 339 West Front Street Berwick PA 18603 570-759-0359
Bloomsburg Magistrate Court 700 Sawmill Road Bloomsburg PA 17815 570-784-1868
Catawissa Magistrate Court 400 Fisher Avenue Catawissa PA 17820 570-356-2309
Columbia Common Pleas Court 35 West Main Street Bloomsburg PA 17815 570-389-5662
Millville Magistrate Court 673 North State Street Millville PA 17846 570-458-5501
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.