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Old 07-07-2018, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default Total fees and costs in a small claims court action

What are the total costs really when filing in small claims court in New York?

I see the filing fees but are there any hidden costs or unexpected costs as well?
I can't really afford more than a couple of hundred dollars to pursue this matter of mine.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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You'll have process service fees in addition to filing fees.

Call several process servers and get rates based on where your defendant is located.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:49 PM   #3
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Call the court and ask about service. I'm not sure a process server is necessary. My mother was sued in small claims a few years ago and I'm pretty sure she was served by mail.
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There is no hidden or unexpected costs in filing with small claims court. The fee is payable at the time of filing the case.
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