Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court is a special court where you can resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple. The hearing is informal. You are not allowed to have a lawyer represent you.
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Effective January 1, 2015, Small Claims cases will no longer be heard during night court at the Fremont Hall of Justice.  Individuals in the South County with small claims cases may attend night court in Oakland at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.  Fremont will continue to hold night court for traffic cases.
Civil Court Clerk's Offices at all court locations open at 8:30 AM and close at 4:30 PM.
Small claims pleadings and documents may be filed only at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland and the Hayward Hall of Justice.
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