Small claims - Appeals

Small Claims appeals are not filed in the Appeals Department. They are filed with the Civil Division of the Superior Court where the Small Claims action was initially filed.

Timeline to Appeal:

Small Claims appeals are filed within 30 days after the judge made a decision/judgment. If the decision/judgment was mailed, the party has 30 days from the date the decision/judgment was mailed. The date will reflect on the copy of the decision/judgment.

For a general guideline on the process of Small Claims appeals and how to appeal a decision/judgment, go to the California Courts Self-Help Center website.


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