What if the defendant does not file a written answer within 30 days?
If an answer is not filed within 30 days, your case is eligible for a default judgment. A default hearing will be held, and at that time, the Judge will enter the judgment in your favor, as long as you have the necessary proof to submit your claim. If for any reason service is not made upon the defendant, please contact the clerk's office for alternative service. The defendant must then be served within 120 days or your case may be dismissed.

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1. Who can use the Small Claims Court?
2. Do I need a lawyer in Small Claims Court?
3. How do I start a Small Claims action?
4. How long may I wait before filing my Small Claim?
5. What if the defendant does not file a written answer within 30 days?
6. What should I do to get ready for trial?