HELP FILE #6
INFORMATION FOR FILING SMALL CLAIMS SUITS $5,000.00 OR LESS
Information or forms provided by the Clerk of Circuit Court should be considered as basic
information only and may not be applicable to every situation. The information is not
intended to be used as legal advice. Specific guidance as to how to proceed with filing a
lawsuit or answering a lawsuit and questions about your particular situation should be
directed to a qualified attorney.
THE COUNTY COURT DOES NOT PROVIDE INTERPRETERS OR TRANSLATORS, YOU ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING YOUR OWN INTERPRETERS OR TRANSLATORS.
LA CORTE DEL CONDADO NO PROVEE INTERPRETES O TRADUCTORES, USTED ES
RESPONSABLE DE PROVEER SU PROPIO INTERPRETE O TRADUCTOR.
FILING FEES AND SERVICE FEES
For all fees pertaining to filing suit, service of summons and other related fees, select the
Fee Schedule button from our internet web site at www.hillsclerk.com.
FILING YOUR CLAIM
The person filing the case is the plaintiff; the person filed against is the defendant. The
proper place to file suit is where the defendant resides or where the action took place. You must
be 18 years old or older to file a suit; otherwise, a parent or legal guardian must file on your
behalf. The Clerk may assist you and provide forms for claims that do not exceed $5,000.00
You can sue an individual, a business or a corporation. If you sue a corporation, you
need the name of the corporation and the name and title of an officer or the name of the
registered agent to receive service of process. If you sue a business, you need the name of the
business and the name(s) of the owner(s). Information on a corporation or a business licensed
under a fictitious name may be obtained by calling the Secretary of State, Corporate Division, 1-
800-755-5111. A fee is charged for information requested by telephone. You may also access
the same information through the Internet by entering WWW.SUNBIZ.ORG, without paying a