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Small Claims COVID-19 Information

How to Appear in Court

You may appear in person or through Zoom. If you would like to appear by Zoom you must complete and file a local form, Notice of Remote Appearance in Small Claims SUPSC 026, to put the court and other parties on notice of your Zoom appearance.


General Information

Self Help Information Regarding Legal Services and COVID-19

The recent passage of SB 91 extends the dates set in AB 3088 the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act prohibits the use of Small Claims to collect COVID-19-related rental debt until August 1, 2021. From August 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025 an action for any amount, even above the usual amount of $10,000,  may be brought in Small Claims to collect COVID-19-related rental debt. The normal monetary limits will not apply to this type of case. For a plain language explanation of some of the impacts of the act see the information provided by Housing Is Key.

If you have questions you can call or email the small claims advisor or small claims clerk.