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Kearny Mesa Traffic Court 8950 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego CA 92123 858-694-2066
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
El Cajon Superior Court 250 East Main Street El Cajon CA 92020 10.3 miles from San Diego 619-441-4336
Chula Vista Superior Court 500 3rd Avenue Chula Vista CA 91910 13.0 miles from San Diego 619-691-4726
Ramona Superior Court 1428 Montecito Road Ramona CA 92065 21.5 miles from San Diego 760-738-2400
Vista Superior Court 325 South Melrose Drive Vista CA 92081 27.0 miles from San Diego 760-726-9595
Temecula Superior Court 41002 County Center Drive Temecula CA 92591 49.2 miles from San Diego 951-600-6400
Murrieta Superior Court 30755 Auld Road Murrieta CA 92563 53.0 miles from San Diego 951-304-5000
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.