Information about petitions for approval of a compromise of a disputed claim for a minor or person with a disability
Information about Civil Harassment, Elder Abuse and Workplace Violence Restraining Orders
Information about filing small claims cases, where individuals represent themselves in matters asking for $10,000 or less
Resolve Your Dispute Without Going to Court
You may be able to settle your dispute without going to court. To find out more information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), visit our Arbitration/Mediation page or contact the National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly known as the San Diego Mediation Center) by calling (619) 238-2400 or by fax at (619) 238-8041.
Where to File Your Case or Petition
Find the zipcode or city name where the person or company you are suing lives or does business, or where the incident occurred. The complaint should be filed in the corresponding court location (venue).
Filing by Fax
Local Rule of Court 2.5.2 governs the filing of documents by fax.
- Filing via a fax filing agency: The court will accept for filing all documents submitted by fax filing agencies, except those specified in the California Rules of Court.
- Presentation by direct fax (civil limited cases): Any document not required to be accompanied by a payment may be filed directly by fax. The numbers for direct fax filing may be obtained by contacting the assigned business office.
The business office will not provide conformed copies unless a request is submitted to the court with a self addressed envelope stamped and a total fee for copies of the faxed document.
Pay Your Court Ordered Fee
Monthly payments for fees may be submitted by credit card through the online payment system. Enter the case number exactly as printed on your Payment Notice, and your date of birth as instructed on the online payment link, by the due date. Failure to make timely payments as ordered by the court may result in a referral to a collection agency for any unpaid fees, and/or in a dismissal of your case.
Use the Judgment Calculator to calculate
- Daily and to-date accrued interest
- Interest in between costs after judgment
- Interest between payments