The Superior Court provides a Small Claims Advisor at no cost. The advisor is available Monday-Friday to assist by telephone with small claims issues and procedures.
An Advisory Information Sheet is available in the How to File a Small Claims Case booklet.
Small Claims Advisor Phone Hotline
You may call the Small Claims Advisor for information on small claims issues and procedures. Note: The Small Claims Advisor cannot provide any assistance with traffic citations or other case types.
24 hour Recording: (858) 634-1900
Phone Number: (858) 634-1777 available Monday through Friday
Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Small Claims Legal Advisory walk-in clinic services located at the Central and North County courthouses are suspended until further notice.
The Small Claims Legal Advisory is offering remote assistance by phone. In addition to assisting by phone, the advisory assists litigants with completing paperwork by email. Help is available in English and Spanish.
The Small Claims Legal Advisor offers remote assistance via live chat. When an advisor is available, a "Chat" icon will appear in the bottom right corner of your browser.