Small Claims Guide

This guide has been designed to help you work within the Small Claims Division. It was developed as an informational guide only, and not as legal advice. The guide should answer many of your questions about small claims. Please keep in mind that the Clerk’s Office is unable to give you legal advice; but if you have procedural questions, our staff in the Small Claims Division will be happy to assist you.

Claim Form

Individuals wishing to file a small claims case against a person or business must complete these forms. The monetary limit for a small claims case is $6,000.00.

Original copy

Filing cost: $50.00 for claims up to $3,000 for one defendant, $20.00 each additional defendant

                  $100.00 for claims $3,000.01 to $6,000 for one defendant, $20.00 each additional defendant

Request for Debtor Questionnaire

This form may be used after judgment for plaintiff to obtain information regarding the financial worth of the judgment debtor.

Original plus 1 copy, and self addressed stamped envelope

Filing cost: $35.00

 Debtor’s Examination

This form can be filed by judgment creditor after obtaining judgment and requires a debtor to present a summary of personal worth before the magistrate.

Original plus 1 copy

Filing cost: $35.00