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Judicial Council of California, www.courts.ca.gov
Revised January 1, 2011, Mandatory Form
Code of Civil Proce dure, § 116.110 et seq.
Defendant’s Claim and ORDER to Go to
Small Claims Court
Clerk stamps date here when form is filed.
Fill in court name and street address:
Superior Court of California, County of
Fill in case number and case name:
Defendant’s Claim and ORDER
to Go to Small Claims Court
You are being sued by the person yo u are suing.
La persona que ha demandado lo está demandando a usted.
Name and address of court if differ ent from above
The people in and must go to court: (Clerk fills out section below.)
Notice to the person being sued:
Read this form and all pages attached, to understand the claim against
you and to protect your rights.
Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case.
If you lose, the court can order that your wages, money, or property be
taken to pay this claim.
You must go to court on the trial date listed below. If you d o not go to court,
you may lose the case.
Aviso al demandado:
Lea este formulario y todas las páginas adjuntas, para entender la demanda
en su contra y para proteger sus derechos.
Lleve testigos, recibos y cualquier otra prueba que necesite para probar
Si pierde el caso la corte puede ordenar que le quiten de su sueldo, dinero u
otros bienes para pagar este reclamo.
Tiene que presentarse a la corte en la fecha de su juicio indicada a
continuación. Si no se presenta, puede perder el caso.
Instructions for the person suing:
You must have someone at least 18—not you or anyone else listed in this case—give each Plaintiff a court-stamped
copy of all 3 pages of this form and any pages this form tells you to attach. There are special rules for “serving,” or
delivering, this form to public entities, associations, and some businesses. See Forms SC-104, SC-104B, and
Fill out pages 2 and 3 of this form. Then make copies of all pages of this form. (Make 1 copy for each party named in
this case and an extra copy for yourself.) Take or mail the original and these copies to the court clerk’s office and pay
the filing fee. The clerk will write the date of your trial in the box above.
Before you fill out this form, read Form SC-100-INFO, Informati on for the Plaintiff , to know your rights. Get
SC-100-INFO at any courthouse or county law library, or go to: www.courtinfo.ca.gov/forms
Go to court on your trial date listed above. Bring witnesses, receipts, and any evidence you need to prove your case.
Order to Go to Court
To keep other people from
seeing what you entered on
your form, please press the
Clear This Form button at the
end of the form when finished.