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WELCOME TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT

WELCOME TO THE SMALL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT

Small Claims Court is used to resolve minor disputes.The cases are heard before Magistrate Keith Belkin on Friday mornings.Monetary jurisdictional limit for claims is $6,000.00.The party being sued, or the defendant, must reside or have their place of business within the courtís jurisdiction or the incident must have occurred within the courtís jurisdiction.

Small claims forms are available at the clerkís office during regular business hours.Complete names of businesses or individuals as well as addresses including zip code and phone number must be furnished at the time of filing.

The filing fee for Small Claims complaints is $80.00 for the first defendant and $10.00 for each additional defendant.

For more information, please contact the Civil Division at (440) 461-6500 extension 153.


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