Your filing fees in a small claims case depend on the amount you are suing for. Filing fees generally are not more than $250. You may also need to pay a small fee for serving the defendant. If you win your case, you can usually have the defendants pay for your court costs.
If you pay the filing fee, you can apply to have your fee waived. You will have to fill out a form and show the court that you don't have a lot of money.
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Updated: January 2017