General Civil (up to $25,000) - cases involving lawsuits between two or more parties seeking money damage.
In general, it depends on the amount in dispute. Claims of $25,000 or less are handled in District Court. Claims greater than $25,000 are handled in Circuit Court.
However, only Circuit Court can handle cases involving equitable relief.
Venue may be proper in more than one court location. Typically, a case may be filed either where the defendant resides, has a place of business, conducts business or has a registered office. Sometimes the case may also be filed where the action arose.
**Note: The attorneys and/or parties must complete the:
This form must be returned to the
53rd District Court prior to the pre-trial.
Note: Clerks are prohibited by law from giving legal advice.
A List of Agencies for Possible Legal Assistance may be found here:
Filing Fees: All checks made payable to 53rd District Court.