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Small Claims Brochure & Process Guide

Read the Small Claims Information Brochure and the Small Claims Process Guide:


Small Claims Brochure

Small Claims Process Guide

Florida Bar Small Claims 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. If you would like to download the forms now, click here: Forms


Step Two – Completing the Initial Forms


Step Three – Completing the Summons



Selecting The Appropriate Packet & Additional Forms


1. 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. If you do not have Adobe Reader, please download it here: Adobe Reader



Account Stated Form Packet
Auto Negligence Form Packet
Goods Sold Form Packet
Money Lent Form Packet
Work Done Form Packet
Return Of Stolen Property from Pawnbroker Form Packet
Promissory Note Form Packet



Determine If You Need Additional Forms


3. 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


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

  20 Day Summons


5. 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


6. 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

Option: Details:

E-Filing (Most Convenient!)

E-Filing Portal allows you to file your case without ever leaving your home. Click here to be re-directed to the instructions page for E-Filing Small Claims.

E-Filing Small Claims Forms

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


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