Small Claims Information
- Small claims court is only for simple cases to recover money or property worth less than $4,000.00.
- You cannot be represented by a lawyer in small claims.
- No person can file more than 20 small claims cases in one calendar year.
- The sheriff’s office charges a $15.00 fee to personally serve a summons.
- The filing fees for a small claims are listed on the “Docket Fees ” page on this site.
Filing a Small Claims Case:
- Go to the Clerk of the District Court office in the County where the defendant resides or go to the forms section this website and look for the Small Claims Petition.
- You will need the name and address of the person being sued. You will need to provide a street address so the person can be legally served with the summons.
- Take the completed petition to the Clerk of the District Court office. You will need to take the original Petition and a copy for each person you are suing.
- The Clerk will process the petition and set a trial date for your case.
- You will need to pay the filing fee and the sheriff's fee at the time of filing.
For more information go to: http://www.kscourts.org/programs/Self-Help
Note: The District Court Clerk's Office is PROHIBITED BY LAW from giving ANY legal advise.