• The People Clerk Team

How to Notify the Court of Your Change of Address

Updated: Nov 5

If you have filed a case or been sued in a California Small Claims Court and your address has changed, you must notify the court of your address change. Otherwise, you may be missing important notices.


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Step 1: Fill Out "Notice of Change of Address" (Form MC-040).



Step 2: Print Copies



Step 3: Mail a Copy to Each Party (aka Serve by Mail)


  • Server. Find someone over 18 and not a party to the case. We will call them the "server."

  • Server Mails. The server will take the completed Notice of Change of Address and mail it to each defendant.

  • Server Fills out Page 2. Have the server fill out page 2 of Notice of Change of Address on the copy for the court. Now you should have a completed page 1 and page 2 of the Notice of Change of Address.

  • Make a copy of the completed Notice of Change of Address (both page 1 and 2). You will need to have 2 copies when you file.


Step 4: File


  • There are 4 different ways to file documents in California Small Claims Court: (1) In-Person (2) By Mail (3) Online (only available in some courts) (4) by Fax (only available in some courts).

  • File in person. Take 2 copies of the completed Notice of Change of Address and bring a self-addressed stamped envelope (with a stamp). If the court files the document right away, you won't need the self-address stamped envelope. If the court doesn't file it right away (if you left it at a dropbox), then the court will send you a filed copy using the self-addressed stamped envelope.

  • File by mail. Mail 2 copies of the completed Notice of Change of Address and include a self-addressed stamped envelope (with a stamp). The court will use that self-addressed stamped envelope and send you a filed copy of the Notice of Change of Address.

  • Keep a copy of the filed Notice of Change of Address for your records.


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Check out our other articles:


How to File Your California Small Claims Court Case

Quick List of Forms for California Small Claims Court

How to Write a Demand Letter

California Small Claims Court Filing Fees


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