Everything is computerized these days.
The credit bureaus do sweeps of court records or have services that do it for them.
It wasn't too long ago that small claims fell through the cracks because they didn't have the sophisticated computerization that they have today.
When I was a landlord more than a decade ago the small claims judgments never made it to credit reports so I always registered my judgments with my Superior Court where it was given a Superior Court case number so it could be picked up by the credit bureaus. I also mailed copies to each of the credit bureaus.
You see, by the time my tenants drove me to the point of suing them I was so ticked off that drawing and quartering wouldn't have satisfied me.
Bottom line, I wouldn't count on it not getting to the credit report these days.
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