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Small Claims

The small claims court is a department of the Circuit Court. The small claims court is intended to promote an informal, prompt and economical resolution of claims involving $10,000.00 or less. Anyone may use small claims court; and attorneys may represent parties only with special permission from the court.

All small claims cases will be scheduled for mediation orientation.  At the orientation, the parties will be given the opportunity to mediate with a court-trained mediator.  Mediation brings both sides together to discuss the dispute with a neutral person.  If the parties are unable to reach agreement, the case will proceed to trial.

Please read the small claims procedures pamphlet before filing papers with the court.  Please contact the small claims clerk or your attorney if you have further questions.  The small claims clerk cannot give you legal advice.

 

Downloadable Forms:

Form Name:

Description:

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Small Claims Packet and Fees

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Small Claims in a Nutshell (Short Procedure Manual)
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Small Claims Procedures Manual
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Small Claims Hearing Information and Mediation Program Form
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Claim and Notice of Claim
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Proof of Service (Certified Mail)
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Proof of Service (After Substitute Service)
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Notice of Defendant’s Election
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Request for Default; Defendant Status Affidavit
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Motion to Dismiss
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Request for Judgment; Non-Compliance Affidavit
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Small Claims Judgment; Money Award
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Satisfaction of Judgment
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Motion & Order to Set Aside Judgment/Default/Dismissal
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Request to Transcribe Judgment
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