NOTICE: Effective 4/6/2020, the Self-Help Center will not be providing in-person services at any location until further notice. Please click here for information on how to access services remotely during this time: Self-Help Temporary Remote Services Flyer
AVISO: A partir del 4/6/2020, el Centro de autoayuda no proporcionará servicios en persona en ningún lugar hasta nuevo aviso. Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre cómo acceder a los servicios de forma remota durante este tiempo: Self-Help Temporary Remote Services Flyer (Spanish)
Small Claims Courts Addresses Telephone No.
Martinez725 Court Street, Martinez, CA 94553(925) 608-1000
Pittsburg1000 Center Drive, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Richmond100 37th Street, Richmond, CA 94805
Where to File:Contra Costa Court Filing Information and Locations
Amounts You May Sue For and Filing Fees
If you are: a person (this includes sole-proprietors) you may claim up to $12,500; if you are a Corporation, limited liability company or partnership, you may claim up to $6,250.
If your claim is between….Your filing fee is:
$0 and $1,500$30 per case
$1,501 and $5,000$50 per case
$5,001 and $12,500$75 per case
When you file more than 12 cases in any 12-month period, the filing fee is: $100 per case.
You are limited to filing two claims per calendar year (Jan-Dec) for more than $2,500.

Assistance and Small Claims Advisor

The Small Claims Advisor helps both plaintiffs and defendants understand how to prepare and file their court forms, follow court procedures, consider different ways to settle a case, and get ready for court.

Contact the Small Claims Advisor

You will get a response within 2 weeks of your email. If you cannot wait for a response, you can follow the links below to get information that might answer some or all of your questions.

If you would like to talk to a lawyer, call the Contra Costa Bar Association at 925-825-5700. They charge a $45.00 administrative fee to schedule a half-hour consultation with an attorney.

Download the Form Packet