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. 

Parties can request to appear remotely for their hearing. Requests to appear remotely can be done when the Small Claim case is filed at the civil clerk’s office filing window or the parties can submit a request via email to the assigned courtroom one week prior to the hearing. 

Dept.105@alameda.courts.ca.gov  

Dept.519@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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