Effective January 3, 2022, Carol Miller Justice Center opened for in-person hearings. However, the Court will continue to allow and strongly encourages all parties to appear remotely, subject to California Rules of Court 3.672 - external link.

Effective June 1, 2022, the clerk’s office will be open to the public. However, due to the continuing backlog, a cursory review of all documents will be conducted on-site, but documents will not be processed immediatley unless they are urgent requests. Parties will submit their documents after review and will receive copies of filings via U.S. Mail or email after processed and filed.

For general information, please email the Small Claims Division at or call (916) 875-7746.
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

For legal assistance, please email the Advisory Clinic at or call (916) 875-7846.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

Online Services for Small Claims

Court Process and General Information

Location Information

  • Location and Hours
  • Public Kiosks are located on the second floor of the Carol Miller Justice Center in the Small Claims/Unlawful Detainer Department. Kiosks are available for case research only. E-filing kiosks are not available at the moment.
  • Children's Waiting Rooms