Small Claims Fequently Asked Questions
The Clerk’s office has Small Claims Paperwork available to file as pro-se litigants. You may download the forms from the Small Claims Section of the Forms Page
The filing fee varies from the amount of the lawsuit. Please see our fee schedule
You may file a small claims case if the money damages do not exceed $8000.00
The Clerk’s office has Small Claims Paperwork available to file as pro-se litigants. Please make sure to download the appropriate form for Auto Negligence. You may download the forms from the Smaill Claims section of the Forms Page.
When filing Small Claims, the correct venue is necessary to avoid a dismissal. We strongly suggest that you consult with an attorney or research this issue in the law library before filing, as fees are not refundable if the case is dismissed and the Clerk is prohibited from giving legal advice.
For information on how you may collect your money after a Judgment is rendered visit our How to Get Your Money Page. Please note: The Clerk is unable to assist you with any post judgment proceedings.
Attn: Small Claims
Bradenton, FL 34206
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205