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How to Prepare for Your Small Claims Hearing


You should bring the following for your day in court:

Exhibits - documents related to the case, if you have any, such as letters, leases, receipts, cancelled checks, work orders, repair estimates, diagrams, etc.

Photos - they might help illustrate important sites

Witnesses - may be helpful if you have them


Do not bring:

An attorney - attorneys may not participate in small claims court or mediation sessions without permission of the court

Any exhibit that would be classified as a weapon or hazardous material. If it is necessary to offer a weapon or hazardous material into evidence, please contact the court at (541) 682-4020 for more information on the process of safe handling and submission of hazardous materials and weapons.