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

      appearance.

                                                   Authorization to Represent Your Spouse Form

 

 

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO FILE TWO CLAIMS IN A CALENDAR YEAR

FOR UP TO $10,000 EACH CLAIM.

                                                                      First Step -

No-cost Filing with San Francisco, singly or jointly.
                    Mail at your earliest convenience in July, 2020
 
                                          Needed:   2 stamped envelopes and a printer
                                                           Please use this check off list.
 
1)   Print out one copy of the PDF form on the right.
      Fill it out and make 2 copies. Mail the 2 copies to the
      San Francisco address that's on the form.
     Include a self-addressed stamped envelope!   
    
2)   If you haven't received your time-stamped form back within a week or two, perhaps you
      didn't include 2 copies of the form or a self addressed stamped envelope. You'll need to file
      again.
IMPORTANT! When you get your processed claim returned from San Francisco, please provide sallymeakin@yahoo.com with your name (s), email address(es), and the date SF stamped on your claim.
 
3)   A month or so after you receive the processed SF form,  you'll receive an additional 
      2- page letter from San Francisco. While it looks ominous, it's a form letter that the filing
     process requires. Please note your filing date that's in the first paragraph of the letter.
           
     Make THREE copies of both pages of the letter. 
    
4)  Second Step: You may now file in Redwood City.
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