Small Claims

A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any.

Paperwork to file a small claim can be completed online via the electronic filing for civil cases link in the left navigation menu or completed in the office.

Small Claim Information
Filing a Small Claim Case (Plaintiff)
When a Small Claim Has Been Filed Against You (Defendant)
Filing Fee Breakdown


Filing Requirements:

  • Original Petition

  • Affidavit of Military Status

  • Certificate of Last Known Address

  • Appropriate Fees

                                                    FORMS                        
 Small Claim Petition
 Affidavit of Military Status of Defendant
Certificate of Last Known Address
 Jury Demand Form
 Defendants Original Answer Form
Statement of Inability to Afford Court Costs


Note: If you should have any questions in regard to small claims cases please contact the office at 254-933-5183.