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Always check your small claims court rules for updates and changes. Laws may change after this book goes to press and local court rules may vary from one county to the next, so be sure to check your local small claims court rules before making any legal decisions. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, you should either call your local small claims court clerk or see if the information you need is on the Internet. This Appendix lists websites for each state's small claims information. (All links are accurate at the time of publication.) You will also find links to small claims courts on Nolo's website (

View the Small Claims Court Rules for the 50 States in PDF format.

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