There are multiple costs associated with going to Small Claims Court. The most typical ones are the following:
- Filing fees can be hundreds of dollars depending on the location and amount of money claimed.
- Formal notice, which will be served to the person you are suing, can also be hundreds of dollars, though you may recover these costs if you win the case.
- You may have multiple hearings, which means that if you represent yourself, you'll have to take multiple days off of work. If you hire a lawyer, you'll have to pay them each time they show up.