Small Claims Court
Small Claims court is a special type of civil court where disputes may be resolved more quickly and inexpensively than in other court proceedings. Small claims court is limited to claims of $10,000 or less. However, third-party complaints, personal injury claims, and actions based in tort are limited to claims of $5,000 or less.
See the Wisconsin Courts Self-help law center for additional information regarding the most common types of small claims.
For the statues governing small claims actions, see Chapter 799 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
How to File a Small Claims Case
- Small Claims Instruction Sheet
- Small Claims Summons and Complaint Form
- Declaration of Non-Military Service Form
- Wisconsin Guide to Small Claims Court
Small claims return dates are held every Tuesday that the Courthouse is open as follows:
- Cases filed by attorneys are held in Room 2560 at 1:30 p.m.
- Cases filed by unrepresented parties are held in Room 2560 at 2:00 p.m.
- All eviction cases are held with the Court Commissioner in Room 2601 at 2:30 p.m.
What to do When You Have Been Served
What to File When a Mediated Agreement is not Followed
Additional Small Claims Resources