Small claims cases are heard on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in
Room 107 of the Johnson County Courthouse.
Cases for the recovery of money or property up to a jurisdictional limit of $4,000
may be filed in the Small Claims Division.
Attorneys are not allowed to represent parties in small claims proceedings prior
to the entry of judgment.
The small claims division of the Court Clerk's Office is located in the southwest
corner of the 2nd floor of the Johnson County Courthouse.
It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Phone number: (913) 715-3354
Instructions for Filing a Small Claims Case
*** WE NEED THREE (3), SELF-ADDRESSED (like mailing them to yourself,
with no return address), STAMPED # 10 (9" x 4") ENVELOPES AT THE TIME OF FILING.
Or a valid email address
ALL OF THE FORMS MUST BE EITHER HAND PRINTED
VERY NEATLY OR TYPED FROM THE WEBSITE
IF NAMING MORE THAN ONE DEFENDANT: You must fill out a Request
and Service Instruction Form for each person (a company and a person are considered
2 separate “people”) (a husband and wife are considered 2 separate people) and also
provide an address for each Defendant named. --- Additional forms may be requested
from the clerk.
FILING FEE: Can be paid by; cash, cashier’s check, money order,
personal check or credit card - (WITH A FEE ATTACHED)
- If service is done by a Sheriff’s Department in Kansas:
- A $15.00 service fee is required for each address. This service fee must be paid
at the time of filing.
- THIS SHERIFF’S FEE CAN ONLY BE PAID BY: Personal check, Cashier’s
check, or Money Order - NO CASH
- If service is done by a Sheriff’s Department NOT in Kansas:
- You must contact that Sheriff’s Dept. yourself to determine their service fee, what
form of payment they will accept, and whom to make it payable to.
IF YOU’RE MAILING YOUR CLAIM BACK TO US:
---You need to have your signature on
the Petition notarized before mailing it in.
IF YOU’RE BRINGING IT IN PERSONALLY:
---Do not sign the Petition prior to
bringing it in, we will notarize it at the time of filing.
THE REQUEST AND SERVICE INSTRUCTION
---This form must be filled out entirely
and signed by the Petitioner(s), do not notarize.
*** Please note that if you provide your email address, some of
your personal copies, as well as service copies of your completed paperwork, may
be emailed to you and you will need to know how to proceed from that point ***
---THE CLERK OF THE COURT WILL ISSUE A:
Leave this line blank
---IN THE ABOVE ENTITLES ACTION FOR: The name of the party
we need to serve
---WHOSE ADDRESS FOR SERVICE IS: The address we need to
serve them at
Small Claims information sheet - Fillable
Petition - Fillable
Defendants claim - Fillable
Request form - Fillable
Motion/Order for Process Server - Fillable
Certificate of mailing - Fillable
Alias request for service - Fillable
Subpoena - Fillable
Order to Pay Garnishment Proceeds to Creditor - Fillable
Garnishee failure to answer - Fillable
Release of garnishment - Fillable
Motion/Order to set aside default judgment -
Trial Notice of Hearing - Fillable
Motion and Order for Citation - Fillable
Order of dismissal - Fillable
Order to set aside dismissal - Fillable
Notice of Appeal - Fillable
Satisfaction of Judgment - Fillable
Order to revive judgment - Fillable
Small Claims Fees (Effective July 1, 2015)
Small Claims $500 or less
Small Claims $500.01 - $4,000
Small Claims Appeal
*Includes an additional $1.50 law library fee under the authority of KSA 20-3129(b).