Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court is a special court where you can resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple. The hearing is informal. You are not allowed to have a lawyer represent you.
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  FAQS

  SMALL CLAIMS COURT DATES & TIMES

As of October 1, 2021, Small Claims cases will be heard in person at the Hayward Hall of Justice and Wiley W. Manuel Courthouses. Please see the hearing schedule for more information. 

Remote hearings will be permitted for good cause by the assigned judicial officer. Requests to appear remotely should be submitted in writing by email to the assigned courtroom no later than one week prior to the hearing date. Parties will receive the decision of the court by email.  

Dept105@alameda.courts.ca.gov  

Dept519@alameda.courts.ca.gov 

For remote hearing instructions, please see the instruction sheet.

Note: Small Claims Night Court hearings will continue to be heard remotely until further notice. 

  SMALL CLAIMS FILING LOCATIONS

 
 Small claims pleadings and documents may
 be filed at the following locations:

NOTICES

Please visit the Court's dedicated COVID-19 webpage for detailed information regarding available court services. 
 
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