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Small Claims

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)

SERVICE:
  • 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.


PETITION:
    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 FORM:

        ---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

Forms

New Case
  • Small Claims information sheet - Fillable
  • Petition - Fillable
  • Request form - Fillable
  • Alias request for service - Fillable
  • Documents
  • Order to Pay Garnishment Proceeds to Creditor - Fillable
  • Garnishee failure to answer - Fillable
  • Release of garnishment - Fillable
  • Motion/Order to set aside default judgment - Fillable
  • 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
  • Defendants claim - Fillable
  • Motion/Order for Process Server - Fillable
  • Certificate of mailing - Fillable
  • Subpoena - Fillable

  • Small Claims Fees (Effective July 1, 2015)
      Fee Surcharge Total
    Small Claims $500 or less $36.50* $12.50 $49.00
    Small Claims $500.01 - $4,000 $56.50* $12.50 $69.00
    Small Claims Appeal $174.50* $22.00 $196.50



    *Includes an additional $1.50 law library fee under the authority of KSA 20-3129(b).