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No. Small Claims can be served by Certified Mail through the Court. This carries a $13 fee, separate from your filing fee. Another option is Personal Service. Fees for Personal Service will vary depending on your Process Server.
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You may file where the incident occurred or where the Defendant lives.
Affidavit and Claim - Small Claims.
When filing by mail the Affidavit and Claim will need to be notarized. If filing in person, a clerk can witness your signature.
Up to $600.00 = $30$600.01 - $1750.00 = $50$1750.01 - $6,500 = $70
No, all Small Claims are heard in the Court.
Seizure of Property, Garnishment, Discovery Subpoena are some of the ways to collect on a Small Claims Judgment.
The Defendant should pay the Plaintiff directly if a Judgment is awarded. If the Defendant does not, it is the Plaintiff's responsibility to collect if they should choose to.
You must wait 21 days after the Judgment was entered.