The small claims area of the New Haven courthouse at 121 Elm St. will relocate Feb. 1 to the New Haven Judicial District court building at 235 Church St.

The small claims area is being moved to consolidate and reallocate office space at 121 Elm St. Having small claims at the Church Street facility will also provide enhanced service to the public and increase the effectiveness of the small claims office by consolidating all civil functions within one clerk’s office, court officials said in a statement.

The relocated small claims area will serve the towns of Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, Northford and Woodbridge.

–Yale Daily News