Civil Court covers both large and small claims lawsuits.  There are a variety of different types of suits in both categories.  If the claim involves money or property worth over $10,000, it is considered a large claim and if it is worth under $10,000, it is considered a small claim.  Civil matters can include:

  • Declaratory judgments,
  • Appeals from government agency decisions,
  • Evictions,
  • Foreclosures,
  • Liens,
  • Name Changes,
  • Torts and Restraining Orders

For additional information, see the list of classification codes

E-filing is mandatory for attorneys and large volume filers in the following case types: 

  • Civil (CV)
  • Construction Liens (CL)
  • Condominium Liens (CO)
  • Foreign Judgments (FJ)
  • Hospital Liens (HL)
  • Other Liens (OL)
  • Small Claims (SC)
  • Transcript of Judgment (TJ)

Civil/Small Claims Resources

For Case-type specific information, please see the Civil or Small Claims pages. 

For answers to frequently asked Civil/Small Claims questions Civil/Small Claims FAQs.

All filings and requests received require a self addressed stamped envelope to return incorrect and/or processed paperwork and receipts to you.  Please ensure all required documents are properly notarized before filing with the court.