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The cost to file in small claims court is low. You’ll pay between $30 and $75. You may have to pay more if anyone other than a friend acts as your server.

The amount you pay to file is determined by the amount you’re claiming in damages.

$30 <= $1,500

$50 <= $5,000

$75 > $5,000

Max request of 10k.

If you’ve filed more than 12 cases in the last year, you’ll have to pay $100.

If you have filed more than two cases for more than $2,500 in the last year, you will not be allowed to file in small claims court. You’ll have to file in a normal civil court, but you’ll still be able to represent yourself.

If you hire a professional server, you’ll pay around $85.