Petty Debts Court

4.8.2 Updated on:

Union Street
St Helier

Tel: +44 1534 440081

To start a claim, you must first give the other party seven days’ notice.  A template seven day letter is available below.

After the seven days, you can proceed by completing two copies of a Claim Summary and two copies of a Summons.  Both forms and guidance notes are available below.

You must purchase the correct amount of Treasury stamps from the cashiers at Customer and Local Services.  The amount depends on the amount of your claim.  Please see the table on the last page of the General Information booklet below.

If you need to purchase treasury stamps while the Treasury is closed, email with your request and you will be given further instructions.

You can submit your completed forms and your receipt for Treasury stamps to the Petty Debts Court in person, by post or by e-mail to

You will be given a date and time to attend a Hearing for your claim.

Full information on the procedures, costs, pleadings, and mediation in relation to the Petty Debts Court is available on the following links:

Seven day letter
Practice Directions including Stamp Duty on page 8
Claiming Costs
Direction Hearing and Trials
Clearing your Credit Rating
Claim Summary

Claim and Summons Guidance