United States citizenship is not required to file or defend a Small Claims case, but the parties must be at least 18 years old. Each claim cannot be more than $7,500.
Examples of disputes that can be settled in Small Claims court are:
- Consumer Credit and Protection
- Personal Injury
- Property Damager
- Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
- Name Change
- Any case involving money disputes that does not exceed $7,500.
Only cases for money for actual damages can be filed in Small Claims court.
Assistance from Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau can offer assistance to those considering a Small Claims action. For additional information, contact the BBB directly or visit their website at www.fresnosmallclaimsadvisor.org.