Washington

Small Claims Court

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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information, self-help packets and resources for filing a claim and representing yourself in Small Claims Court.

  • An Introduction to Small Claims Court

    This brochure is intended to be a general statement of small claims procedure. Read More

    By:
    Administrative Office of the Courts
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Use Small Claims Court to Recover Unpaid Wages

    2200EN - If you are owed wages by your employer, you may use Small Claims Court to attempt to recover them. This publication contains instructions on the process. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Small Claims Court in Washington State

    9940EN - In Small Claims Court, a person may sue for up to $5,000. This court is meant to be a relatively quick, inexpensive way to resolve disputes that you have been unable to settle. The Small Claims Court is not complicated. Lawyers generally cannot participate and there are no juries, motions or objections. There is only a small charge for filing the lawsuit. A trial may be obtained much sooner than in other courts, and most trials are short, lasting about 20 minutes. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español