Here you will find the forms and step-by-step checklist needed to file a small claims case (when the amount you are claiming is $10,000 or less.
Types of small claims cases are:
Claim for money: Civil actions where the amount claimed is $10,000 or less, if the actions or proceedings are for money judgments only, or are for garnishment of wages.
Tort Actions: Where the amount claimed is $5,000 or less.
A tort is a wrongful act that injures someone, where the injured person may sue the person/business causing the injury for money damages. The injury may be to a person's body, property, buisness, reputation, or other interest. The act may be the result of carlessness (called "negligence") or may be intentional. A tort is different from a breach of contract or a crime.
Eviction actions: Actions for eviction regardless of the amount of rent claimed.
Replevins: Non-consumer credit actions for replevin (return of personal property) if the property claimed is $10,000 or less, or consumer credit transactions (for return of personal property that was the subject of a lease or credit from a dealer) when the amount financed is $25,000 or less.
Return of earnest money for purchase of real property
Action on an arbitration award for the purchase of real property
Eviction action due to foreclsoure.