Attention Small Claim Customers!!
Until further notice, all Small Claims hearings are being held in the main courthouse at 525 N Main, on the 4th floor, Courtroom 4-1.
Small claims court is designed for simple legal problems such as the recovery of money or property up to $4,000.00. Please seek legal advice how to proceed if you are unsure if small claims is the court for your legal matter.
***COURT CLERKS CANNOT GIVE ANY LEGAL ADVICE***
Before proceeding, the following information may be helpful to you in determining if you should file a small claims case.
Attorneys may not represent parties in a small claims proceeding prior to the entry of judgment. Exception if one party is an attorney the other may hire an attorney.
Small Claims is located at the Sedgwick County District Courthouse in the Civil Department:
525 N Main, 11th floor, room #1100
Hearings for Small Claims are on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bench trials are set at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Order in Aid, Citation and Motion hearings are set on the first and third Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Small Claims hearings are temporarily being held on the 4th Floor of the Main Courthouse located at
525 N Main. Courtroom 4-1.
Make filings with the clerk in the following manner:
In person: Clerks office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Payment by exact cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) is accepted.
By Mail: Mail paperwork to the small claims office. Payment only by check or money order.
By Drop Box: A drop box is located directly in front of the Sedgwick County Courthouse. Payment only by check or money order.
By Fax: Fax your paperwork to the small claims office. Payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) and the credit card authorization sheet will need included. (**The sheriff fee cannot be included when filing by fax. You will need to contact the sheriff office to arrange to pay their service fee.**)
Small claims fees for new cases:
Small claims fees for post judgement filings:
Sheriff Fees for Service:
There is a $15.00 charge payable to the county sheriff to perform service. (This is a separate fee from any filing fee or surcharge payable to the District Court).
If you need to obtain service out of state, it is your obligation to contact the out of state county sheriff office for the fee payable to their office. In addition, you will need to provide the clerk with the correct mailing address for their office.
Small Claims Forms –
You may print forms and clearly handwrite or type the information in the fillable form and print, this is the preferred method.
The Self Represented Litigant form to be included with all forms filed by a self-represented litigant.
Civil Information Sheet (fillable)
Defendants Claim (fillable)
Request for Service (fillable)
Financial Affidavit (fillable)
Request for Service (fillable)
Judgment Debtor’s Statement of Assets (fillable)
Certificate of Mailing (fillable)
Notice of Appeal (fillable) $197.00 filing fee required
Journal Entry of Dismissal (fillable)
Motion to Set Aside Judgment (fillable)
Garnishment Non-Wage Packet (fillable) $12.50 surcharge required
Garnishment Wage Packet (fillable) $12.50 surcharge required
Order to Appear for Hearing in Aid (fillable) $12.50 surcharge required
Citation for Contempt for non-appearance (fillable) $12.50 surcharge required
Citation for Contempt for failure to return Judgment Debtor Statement (fillable) $12.50 surcharge required
The Small Claims Department is a part of the Civil Department and their office is located on the 11th floor of the Main Courthouse, Room 1100, 525 N Main.
There are also forms available for small claims cases, that can be found here.
Location and hours:
Civil is located on the 11th floor of the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.