You may obtain the forms for filing a claim from the Clerk's office or via our web site. Small claims forms are available on the Small Claims Courts page or via the Documents and Forms page. You may also choose to pick up the forms packet in person or you may have it mailed to you. There is a small fee for the prepared forms packet. There is an instruction sheet attached with information on the filing process and the associated filing fees.
Prior to filing a Small Claim, you may wish to purchase a booklet on "Small Claims and Collecting a Judgment" compiled by the Judges of the County Court of Lake County, Florida. This booklet provides some very helpful information for small claims court cases and possible methods of collection. The cost of this booklet is $2.25 for a printed copy or you may download the Small Claims Booklet for free from our website.
Methods which may be used to collect on the judgment are: 1) recording the judgment; 2) levying on property; and 3) garnishing bank accounts or wages. For information on these procedures, you may wish to purchase a booklet on "Small Claims and Collecting a Judgment" which has been compiled by the Judges of the County Court of Lake County. The cost for the booklet is $2.25 or you may download the Small Claims Booklet and print from home without charge.
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