California Small Claims Courts
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In California, you can file as many claims as you wish for up to $2,500 in the Small Claims Court, per the Code of Civil Procedure, Part 1, Title 1, Ch. 5.5, Sections 116.110-950. However, you may only file two (2) claims in any calendar year for a total of $5,000. Additionally, you cannot sue a surety company or licensed contractor for more than $4,000.
- The Small Claims Court: A Guide to Its Practical Use From the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Answers the questions people frequently ask, and described the procedures that are used in most small claims courts.
- Self-Help Center California Courts' Online section on Small Claims Court.
Last updated on 07/09/07
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