Small Claims Court

An Introduction to Small Claims Court


This brochure is intended to be a general statement of small claims procedure. For more detailed information, please consult applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapters 3.66, 4.16, 4.28, 12.40, and applicable provisions in the Civil Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, Rule 5 (CRLJ 5). RCWs and court rules can be found at libraries and the following websites: (for RCWs) and (for court rules). Court contact information can also be found at

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Prepared by:
Administrative Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA 98504-1170
(360) 753-3365
Updated June 2008

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