About the Program
This program will help you fill out the paperwork you need to start a small claims case.
Before you start, you will need:
- the name and address of the person you are suing
- the amount of money that you are suing for; in Small Claims Court, this can't be more than $5,000
If you want to sue for more than $5,000, or if you want the judge to order the other person to do something, or to not do something, you cannot use this program. You will need to file your case in Superior Court, Civil Division.
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 pamphlets:
- Vermont Judiciary's Small Claims Page - includes Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Vermont Judiciary Court Fees Page (note that you can file a fee waiver request if you can't afford to pay the court fees)
Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.