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Small Claims 


The Small Claims Court is a division of the District Court where individuals as well as businesses can settle disputes and disagreements. The maximum amount you may sue for is $6,000.00. Procedures are simple, informal and inexpensive. There are no juries and either party may appeal the judgment to Circuit Court.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fee Description Claim Amount Fee at Filing
Filing Fee(One defendant) SM1 Up to $1,500.00 $71.50
Filing Fee(One defendant) SM2 $1,501.00 up to $3,000.00 $145.50
Filing Fee (One defendant) SM3 $3001.00 to $6000.00 $234.50
Additional Service Fees Claim Amount Fee
Additional Defendant Any Amount $10.00 per additional defendant
Additional Plaintiffs Any Amount $50.00 ($500 max)
Default Judgment for SM3 $3001 to $6000 $50.00
Garnishment Any Amount $30.00
Execution Any Amount $30.00
Certified mail (1oz) Any Amount www.usps.com
Subpoenas Any Amount $12.00 per subpoena
Amend from SM to DV $74.00