A small claims case is a legal action filed in county court to settle minor legal disputes among parties where the dollar amount involved is $5,000 or less, excluding costs, interest, and attorneys' fees.
Any forms that have been approved for statewide use are located in the rules of court procedure. The clerk of court may also be able to provide you with copies of the appropriate forms.
Small claims cases should be filed with the clerk of court in the appropriate county. Filing fees for small claims actions are established in the Florida Statutes and local county ordinances, and are subject to change by legislative action.
After you file your small claims case, each person or business you are suing must be served with a summons/notice to appear in court on the date and time scheduled when you initially filed your claim. Additional fees are required for service of process on the parties being sued.
The court cannot collect money damages for you. You may wish to consult with an attorney for advice on how to collect a judgment.