Has someone sued you in Small Claims Court? If so, you need to create an Answer and file it with the court.
If you want to sue the person who is suing you, you can fill out the “counterclaim” part of the form, as well.
We offer the Answer form in PDF format only. You can use your computer to fill in the form.
- Click here for the Answer form.
- If applicable, click here for the Disclosure of Exempt Income form
- If applicable, click here for the Financial Disclosure Statement form.
Before you start, you will need:
- the Small Claims Complaint
- information about your income and expenses
If you want to sue the person who is suing you (file a counterclaim), you will also need information about your claim against them.
Court Fee: If you are filing a counterclaim, there will be a fee to file your case with the court. If you cannot afford this fee, bring this form with you to the court house. The court clerk may be able to waive the fee for you so you can file your court documents at no charge.
Small Claims Court is meant to be easy to use for people who are representing themselves. You can hire a lawyer if you want to, but you are not required to hire a lawyer.
If you decide to represent yourself in Small Claims Court, you can get more information about what you will need to do and how Small Claims Court works by reading these pages: