All San Joaquin small claims court cases are currently heard in the Stockton Courthouse. As of March 11, 2008, parties must e-file their small claims court documents with the correct branch of the San Joaquin County Superior County.
Small Claims Advisor for San Joaquin County
The Small Claims Advisor may be consulted for your small claims case for assistance. The Advisor can be reached at (209) 473-6463 between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday.
Mediation for Small Claims Cases
San Joaquin County offers an alternative to having a small claims court case heard. The mediation center of San Joaquin County can be reached at (209) 474-8794 to try and resolve the matter. However, these services are not free. Thus, we recommend, at least for this County, that you wait and have your case heard.
The Stockton Courthouse handles small claims court actions. The courthouse is located in downtown Stockton at:222 East Weber Avenue Stockton, CA 95202
The entrance to the courthouse is located on the Hunter Square side of the building. The telephone number for the small claims court division of the Stockton Courthouse is (209) 468-2949.
Small Claims court cases are heard in Department 17 (located on the first floor) and Department 24 (on the second floor).
Lodi Branch Small Claims Court
The Lodi Branch is located at:217 W. Elm Street (2nd Floor) Lodi, CA 95240
This is Department L-1. Note: Department L-2 is now closed. L-2 was previously located at 315 W. Elm Street, Lodi, CA. Free parking is located across the street from the L-2 building.
The Lodi Branch does not currently handle small claims court actions. These cases are heard at the Stockton Courthouse.
Manteca Branch Small Claims Court
The Manteca Branch is located at:315 E. Center Street Manteca, CA 95336
The telephone number for the Lodi Branch Small Claims Court is (209) 468-2949. Note: Small Claims Court cases are heard at the Stockton Courthouse and not at this branch.
Tracy Branch Small Claims Court
The Tracy Branch is located at:475 E. 10th St. Tracy, CA 95376
The telephone number for the Tracy Branch is (209) 831-5909. Note: Effective October 3, 2011, the Tracy Branch is closed until further notice (due to cuts to the judicial budget).