The Small Claims division of the Salt Lake County Justice Court is designated to settle monetary legal issues and problems arising from contractual, service disputes and other claims.
A small claims case must be filed in the justice court where the defendant resides or where the claim arose (where the events happened).
You where summoned for a Supplemental Hearing and you chose not to show.
A default Judgment will be ordered.
It would be up to you, however, an attorney is not necessary.
No. That is why you will need to make sure that you file in the proper Jurisdiction.
No. You are acting as your own attorney.
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Fees must be paid to the order of: Salt Lake County Treasurer at the time a document is filed or a service is provided. If you cannot afford the fee, you can file an affidavit of impecuniosity. The court clerk will accept the filing or provide the service without charging the fee, but you will be required to provide financial information from which the court will later decide whether to waive all or part of the fee.
Entities other than the court also charge fees, which are not waived by the affidavit of impecuniosity. For example, the county sheriff, constable or private process server will charge a fee to serve papers. The county recorder will charge a fee to record a judgment. There may be others, but the most common small claims fees are as follows.
IMPORTANT: The affidavit must be served 30 days before the court date. It is important that you contact the Process Server or the court (385) 468-8200 at least 10 days prior to the court date to be sure the papers have been served and you are on the court calendar.