Small Claims

Small claims suits may be brought for amounts in controversy not exceeding $10,000. Forms to initiate a small claims action are available in the Court Clerk's office. Small claims cases are set for hearing approximately 4 to 6 weeks after filing. Evictions are set for hearing between 5 and 10 days after filing.

Filing Fees

Filling fees must be paid at the time of filing
Type of Claim
Filing Fee
Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED or eviction) less than $5,000.
$58 plus service
Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED or eviction) greater than $5,000. $144.14 plus service
Indebtedness less than $5,000. $58 plus service
Indebtedness greater than $5,000. $209.14 plus service

Court Appearance Schedule

You should appear in court on your court date, whether or not the defendant has been served.

The docket will be called at 9 a.m. for small claims and 10 a.m. for evictions. When your name is called, please inform the judge that you are here and whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.