|Small Claims Courts||Addresses||Telephone No.|
|Martinez||725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553||(925) 608-1000|
|Pittsburg||1000 Center Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565|
|Richmond||100 37th Street, Richmond, CA 94805|
|Amounts You May Sue For and Filing Fees|
|If you are: a person (this includes sole-proprietors) you may claim up to $10,000; if you are a Corporation, limited liability company or partnership, you may claim up to $5,000.|
|If your claim is between….||Your filing fee is:|
|$0 and $1,500||$30 per case|
|$1,501 and $5,000||$50 per case|
|$5,001 and $10,000||$75 per case|
|When you file more than 12 cases in any 12-month period, the filing fee is: $100 per case.|
|You are limited to filing two claims per calendar year (Jan-Dec) for more than $2,500.|
Assistance and Small Claims AdvisorThe Small Claims Advisor helps both plaintiffs and defendants understand how to prepare and file their court forms, follow court procedures, consider different ways to settle a case, and get ready for court. In Contra Costa County, the Small Claims Advisor holds legal information workshops in different parts of the county.
Contact the Small Claims Advisor
You will get a response within 2 weeks of your email. If you cannot wait for a response, you can follow the links below to get information that might answer some or all of your questions.
If you would like to talk to a lawyer, call the Contra Costa Bar Association at 925-825-5700. They charge a $30.00 administrative fee to schedule a half-hour consultation with an attorney.