Small Claims Information

Starting a Small Claims Case

A plaintiff (the person or organization bringing the suit) begins a small claims case by filing a Complaint with the proper justice court.  The case must be filed in the correct venue. The plaintiff must file the complaint in the justice court in which the defendant (the person or organization being sued) resides or operates a business, or where the act/incident took place.

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