If you are a plaintiff filing an initial claim:
Carefully read all Small Claims Instructions BEFORE filling out any forms. If you are filing a case on your own behalf (without the assistance of an attorney), you are responsible for all aspects of your case. Court clerks cannot give legal advice. If you want advice you must contact an attorney.
Fill in all the fields you can access. You should not type information into those parts of the form reserved for the defendant and court staff.
Print out three completed copies of the form and bring them to the court with your fee. You also may being ONE completed form and have the court make four copies for you.
You will be charged a copy fee if you choose this method. Click here for online complaint form.
If you are a defendant filing a counterclaim:
The instructions for filling out and filing a counterclaim are the same as those for filing an initial Small Claims complaint. When filing the counterclaim you may submit your answer to the plaintiff's complaint at the same time you submit your counterclaim filing. If you do not file your counterclaim at the same time as you file your answer you will have to pay a separate filing fee. Click here for fee schedule.
Click here for online counterclaim form.
NOTE: You can not save completed forms to your computer's hard drive. If you want to clear the entire form to start over, click on the reset tab at the bottom of the page.