Addresses and information on Washington small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
District Crt Cvil Small Claims 312 Sw 1st Ave Kelso, WA 98626-1739 Phone:(360) 577`3073
Small Claims Court 1902 96th St S Tacoma, WA 98444-2808 Phone:(253) 798`6311
Thurston County of - District Court Civil/Small Claims 2000 Lakeridge Dr Sw Bldg 3 Olympia, WA 98502 Phone:(360) 754`4102
District Court 516 3rd Ave Seattle, WA 98104-2385 Phone:(206) 205`2820
District Court Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone:(360) 676`6770
Grays Harbor County Court District 102 W Broadway Ave Montesano, WA 98563-3621 Phone:(360) 249`3842
Island County District Court 800 Se 8th Avenue Oak Harbor, WA 98277-3741 Phone:(360) 675`5988
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