Prepare an "Affidavit and Claim" form with the proper names and addresses of the parties involved.
Be sure you are filing in the proper venue. The proper venue is where the incident happened or where the defendant lives.
***NO FILINGS ACCECPTED AFTER 4:15 PM***
SMALL CLAIM FEES
Claims up to $600: $30
Claims between $601 and $1,750: $50
Claims between $1,751 and $6,000: $70
Certified Mail : $12 per defendant
Motion fee: $20
HOW TO PREPARE FOR COURT
Your first court appearance will be mediation to discuss a possible settlement. The court will schedule this once the defendant is served. Bring with you all relevant evidence needed to present your side of the case in court. Outline your case so that you know the points to be covered before appearing in court.
If a settlement is not possible, you will be scheduled for a trial date with the Magistrate.