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Small Claims Court California

California Small Claims Statute of Limitation. - Minimum Amount For Small Claims Court California

In California's small claims court, you can sue for different types of claims. If your business is a corporation, partnership, or any other type of entity other than a sole proprietorship, your maximum claim amount is $5000.
State law determines the amount. The rule of thumb is that you should be asking for less than $10,000 in small claims court. Some states, such as California, offer you a maximum of $3,000 in small claims. Other states, such as Tennessee, offer up to $25,000.

Small Claims Court California Fees

In the State of California, Small Claims Filing offers complete Filing and Serving services. California Court fees are $30 if the claim is for suits under $1,500 and $50 if the claim is for more than $1,501-$5,000 & $75 if the claim is for more than $5,001-$10,000.
A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The claim can be for no more than $10,000.

How much does it cost to go to small claims court in California?

There is a $30 filing fee for a case asking for up to $1500. To claim over $1500, and up to $5,000, there is a filing fee of $50.  If your claim is above $5,000, the filing fee is $75. If you file more than 12 cases in a year, subsequent cases will cost $100.

California Small Claims Form

You can get small claims form for California in $3500 against one defendant. If you would like to file small claims in online court of California, you can file your small claims by hiring small claims attorney and file a state of claims. You can serve the complaint by mail using: Certified, Restricted Delivery/Return Receipt Requested. If the defendant is a corporation, the statutory agent must be served.