Small Claims

A Small Claims case is a legal action filed in County court to settle minor legal disputes among parties where the dollar amount involved is $8,000 or less, excluding costs, interest, and attorney fees.

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  1. Filing Fees / Court Costs
  2. Filing Your Case
  3. Basic Information

Filing fees are payable by cash, check, money order or credit card (if paid by credit card there is a processing fee.) Make checks payable to Martin County Clerk of Court.

View our Fee Schedule for a list of Small Claims filing fees.

A Small Claims case is a legal action filed in county court to settle minor legal disputes among parties where the dollar amount involved is $8,000.00 or less, excluding costs, interest, and attorney fees.

Although you have the right to represent yourself in Small Claims Court, it is in your best interest to consult an attorney for legal advice. Florida Statutes prohibit the Clerk of Court from assisting you if your claim is higher than $8,000.00.