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How much does it cost to file?

Your filing fee amounts are based on the amount of your claim and the number of cases you have filed.


IF YOU HAVE FILED 12 OR FEWER CLAIMS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS
Your claim amount is: Your filing fee is:
$0.01 to $1,500.00 $30.00
$1,500.01 to $5,000.00 $50.00
$5,000.01 to $10,000.00 $75.00
IF YOU HAVE FILED MORE THAN 12 CLAIMS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS
Your claim amount is: Your filing fee is:
$0.01 to $10,000.00 $100.00

Your filing fees may be waived if you are unable to pay. Please talk to the small claims clerk about a fee waiver if you have a low income.


For a complete list of fee amounts, go to Filing Fees section.

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