SMALL CLAIMS - Cases where the amount claimed does not exceed a specified amount. As of January 1, 2015, the jurisdictional amount for small claims cases can not exceed $5,500. There are no lawyers or juries and no right to appeal.
COLLECTING YOUR JUDGMENT
: If you sued someone for money and received a judgment against that person, you have the right to collect the money.
Only District Court handles small claims cases. Venue may be proper in more than one district court location. A case may be filed either where the defendant resides, is employed or where the action arose.
FILING FEES: All checks made payable to: 53rd District Court. *If governmental agency please call court for filing fees.
|$1 - $600||$30.00 + Service Fee|
|$601 - $1750||$50.00 + Service Fee|
|$1751-$5500||$70.00 + Service Fee|
Certified Mail: Add $12.00 for each defendant
Personal Service: Will be billed by process Server