Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court
Civil Department
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102
Naples, FL 34112-5324
Phone: (239) 252-2646
Email: Civil Department


Videos & Resources

Small Claims Videos

Small Claims Brochure, Process Guide & Rules

Completing The Forms

Step One – The Checklist & Downloading Additional Forms

In every packet, there is a checklist that outlines the forms you need for your specific Small Claims case.

Step Two – Completing the Initial Forms

Step Three – Completing the Summons

Selecting The Appropriate Packet & Additional Forms

Step One – Determine and download the form which best meets your legal needs:

Important: The forms are in printable and fillable PDF format. Only use black ink to complete the information.

Download Adobe Reader 

Step Two – Determine If You Need Additional Forms:

If you are filing this lawsuit against more than one person, you will need one summons form for each defendant:

  Summons/Notice to Appear for Pre-Trial Hearing Conference

If you are requesting a jury trial, complete the following form:

  20 Day Summons

If you are a BUSINESS ENTITY: Business entities can authorize an employee to represent the business in Small Claims matters by completing the following form:

  Authority of Principal to Allow Employee to Represent Business Entity at Any State of the Lawsuit

If you are unable to afford the initial filing fees, complete the following form:

  Application For Determination of Civil Indigent Status

How to Complete the Civil Indigent Form

Filing a Small Claims Case

E-Filing (Most Convenient!)

The E-Filing Portal allows you to file your case without ever leaving your home.

E-Filing Small Claims Portal  

Mail In

You may mail in your documents and a check paid out to the Clerk of Courts to the following address:

Clerk of Courts

3315 Tamiami Trl E,

Ste 102

Naples, FL 34112

File in Person

Alternatively, you may file your case in person at the Collier County Courthouse located at:

Clerk of Courts Customer Service (First Floor of Building L)

3315 Tamiami Trl E,

Naples, FL 34112

E-Filing Process Guide

Step One: Access the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal

If you have not already, click here to access the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority:

E-Filing Small Claims Portal  

Step Two: Enter the E-Filing Portal via the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority Home Page

Step Three: Log In to the Florida Court’s E-Filing Portal

Enter your username and password to sign in. If you are a first-time user and need help registering for an account, please refer to this video:

  Registering an Account Tutorial

Step Four: E-Filing Map

Select “Case Initiation” and “Collier”. Note: These instructions are only for e-filing new Small Claims cases in the County Court for Collier County.

Step Five: Case Initiation Screen

Complete the fields on this page based on the factual details of your small claims matter. If you need assistance completing the fields, you may find the red call outs below helpful.

Step Six: Case Initiation Screen: Case Parties

You must enter at least one plaintiff and one defendant. If a child is a party to this case, an adult needs to file the case on behalf of the child. If an adult is filing this case individually and on behalf of a child, the adult needs to be added as a party both individually and a second time, specifically on behalf of the child.

6a. Adding The Plaintiff

6b. Adding The Defendant

Step Seven: Case Initiation Screen – Documents

Step Eight: Case Initiation Screen – Payment

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