Collection

Obtaining a judgment does not guarantee that you will be paid. You may have to pursue collection remedies. Before you can start any collection procedures, you must wait 21 days after your small claims judgment was signed. After 21 days, you may take steps to pursue collection remedies.

The following information explains briefly the procedures to collect your judgment. Clerks of the court will assist in the processing of your claim, but they are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. For further collection methods and information, please select the Forms option on the left side of this page and select Collecting ​Money From a Small Claims Judgment - DCI 84.