Hearings will be conducted in person.
|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|
|Where to File:||Contra Costa Court Filing Information and Locations|
|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.
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 $35.00 administrative fee to schedule a half-hour consultation with an attorney.