First, you must make sure that the court has jurisdiction over the defendant (the person you are seeking damages from). The defendant must live or conduct business within the Village of Florida.
Persons (not corporations, LLC or Partnership) may file a small claim to assert a claim in the amount of up to $3,000.00.
To commence a small claim, you must fill out a form to file a complaint. This form must be filled out in person, and can be found at the Court- 33 South Main Street, Florida NY 10921 during Court hours.
The fee for filing a Small Claim Petition is $10.00 for claims of $1,000.00 or less, and $15.00 for claims over $1,000.00.
Other Civil Cases
In addition to Sall Claims, the Justice Court hears Summary Proceedings (eviction cases) concerning property located in the Village of Florida, and Civil Cases.