The purpose of small claims court is to provide informal procedure for people to settle small legal disagreement and collections without an attorney. There are no attorneys allowed, unless an attorney is suing someone. In that the case the other party is allowed to have an attorney as well. Each party is allowed to go to court and present their case to the district judge. After the evidence is provided by each party, the judge then rules on the case.
Claim must be less than $4,000
Must be 18 years old to file claim or have claim filed against you
Cannot file more than 20 claims in one year
The person filing the claim must fill out a Petition
The person being sued must be served an official summons notice to appear
The person filing the claim must furnish the address of defendant.
If the claim meets all these requirements then you are able to go to the District Court Office and file the claim. A summons and defendant’s claim will be issued to the sheriff for service on the defendant. If you settle the case before the hearing date, notify the court at once so that the case can be dismissed.