Small Claims Court process explained at free workshop on October 4
The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), Office of Consumer Protection, will host a free Small Claims Court presentation at noon, Thursday, October 4, at the South Dade Government Center.
The presentation will provide participants with guidance on the procedures for filing a claim in the County’s Small Claims Court, including a Q&A session and resources for preparing for trial. The Small Claims Court presentation will be led by Community Outreach Specialist Bryant Acevedo.
Small Claims Court is used by individuals who want to address disputes involving $5,000 or less without the costly burden of having to hire an attorney. Common types of claims involve failure to repay a loan, fix a car or appliance properly, return a security deposit, or meet the terms of a service contract -- for example, properly remodel a kitchen or install a new roof. Breach of contract, evictions, personal injury, intentional harm or requests for the return of an item of property (called "restitution" in legal jargon) can also be filed in small claims court.
For questions about this event or for additional information, contact the Office of Consumer Protection at 786-469-2333. Filing instructions and legal forms on “How to File in Small Claims Court” are available in English and Spanish and may be downloaded for free from the website.