updated July 2, 2020
The Non-committal First Step
Filing in small claims requires two stages of bureaucratic paperwork.
The first step is quick, easy, and doesn't commit you to filing in small claims court.
Send in the first step forms at your earliest convenience in order to have an autumn hearing (at the earliest) .
YOU ARE UNDER NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO USE THESE PROVIDED FORMS. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN San Francisco Administrative Claim form AND COMPLETE IT AS YOU WISH.
Please mention on the form if you smell fuel or experience vibrations or rattling that you believe is caused by the airport noise.
*ADVANTAGES OF SPOUSES FILING JOINTLY
If you and your spouse are in agreement regarding the airport runway noise issue, you both may file one
claim for a $90 fee. Ensure both names and signatures are on all forms where indicated on the claims
forms. If you don't file jointly on this first form, you cannot file jointly on the second set of forms.
Filing jointly can be advantageous for couples who may have scheduling problems with appearing
together in small claims court on assigned dates. Only one spouse needs to appear.
If only one of you will be appearing, please present the PDF form below to the judge at the time of
Authorization to Represent Your Spouse Form
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO FILE TWO CLAIMS IN A CALENDAR YEAR
FOR UP TO $10,000 EACH CLAIM.
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