Enforce a Judgment
You will need the following information for the interactive forms to enforce and collect on a small claims Judgment:
- You must be the Plaintiff to use these forms and the Judgment must be in your favor.
- Note: If an appeal is filed, you cannot collect on the previous Judgment issued in small claims court. You must wait until Judgment on the appeal. If the appeal Judgment is in your favor, you can begin the process to collect it.
- Names of the plaintiff and defendant as they appear on the claim form.
- The county in which case was filed.
- The case number, as listed on the claim form.
- Date of the Judgment. Note: If the judgment is not a default judgment, you must wait until the 30-day appeal period is over. If no appeal is filed, you can begin the process to collect on the judgment immediately after the appeal period ends. The judgment will say if it is a default.
- If the judgment was for both money and the return of property, you must decide which you wish to collect on first.
- If the judgment is for money, you need the total sum, amount paid by defendant, any costs/fees incurred, and interest.
- If the judgment is for property, you need to describe the property, the address where it is located, name of the building or enclosure where it is located, and the reason you believe it to be in this location.
To begin click HERE!
Note: You will be taken to our partnering site, “LawHelp Interactive”.
Don't forget, you must have the Adobe Flash Player to use the interactive forms.
If you don’t have all of the required information, you can still use the interactive forms to fill in the information you do have. If you set up a free and confidential user name and password for the interactive forms, you can start your form, save your answers, and finish completing the interactive forms when you have the remaining needed information. Or, you can complete as much of the information as possible, take your forms to your local CAO office, and ask for assistance with filling in the remaining needed information.
To learn more about the project and what to expect when you use the interactive court forms, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.