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Small Claims

Small Claims Mediations are held at our Center, located at 717 Tacoma Ave. So.

90-minute FREE street parking available

If you settle before your mediation date or unable to attend on your scheduled mediation date, you will need to notify the court directly, Pierce County's District Court: Small Claims Office located in the County City Building, Room 239 (930 Tacoma Ave. So.)

Or call the District Clerk at 253.798.7487

Small claims

Small claims mediation is a quick, inexpensive way to resolve money-related disputes that two parties have been unable to work out on their own.

In small claims court, one person may sue another person, a business, or — in some cases — the government for up to $10,000. Parties represent themselves instead of having a lawyer represent them. Spouses are allowed to be in the mediation room.  There are no juries, motions, or objections. The person who sues pays only a small fee for filing the lawsuit.

The goal of small claims mediation is to help work out a fair and reasonable solution to conflict.  This mediation can save time, money, and the stress associated with actually going to Small Claims Court. This option also allows for the disputing parties to control the outcome rather than having a judge make the decision for them.

When you choose small claims mediation to settle your lawsuit, the meeting will occur at our Center and the date is set by the court and is mandatory. Any agreements reached are voluntary. The agreement is binding on both parties and, once the terms of the agreement are fulfilled, the case will be dismissed and there will be no public record of a case.

For more information or to file a claim online, please visit Pierce County's District Court: Small Claims Office.