Addresses and information on Iowa small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
Floyd County Small Claims Crt 101 S Main St Charles City, IA 50616-2746 Phone:(641) 228`7778
Boone County Small Claims Crt 201 State St Boone, IA 50036-3922 Phone:(515) 433`0561
Butler County Small Claims Crt 428 6th St Allison, IA 50602-7771 Phone:(319) 267`2733
Calhoun Cnty Small Claims Crt 416 4th St Rockwell City, IA 50579 Phone:(712) 297`8122
Johnson Cnty Small Claims Crt 417 S Clinton St Iowa City, IA 52240-4108 Phone:(319) 339`6100
Mills County Small Claims Crt Court HouseGlenwood, IA51534 Phone:(712) 527`4880
Buchanan Cnty Small Claims Crt PO Box 298 Independence, IA 50644-0298 Phone:(319) 334`4259
Shelby County Small Claims Crt 612 Court St Harlan, IA 51537-1464 Phone:(712) 755`5543
Small Claims 411 Expansion Blvd Storm Lake, IA 50588-3512 Phone:(712) 749`2553
Story County Small Claims Crt 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA 50010-6122 Phone:(515) 239`5140
Webster Cnty Small Claims Crt 701 Central Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50501-3808 Phone:(515) 576`7115
Polk County Clerk of District Court Iowa-In and for Polk Co Des Moines, IA 50301 Phone:(515) 286`3310
Scott County Clerk of Court 400 W 4th St Davenport, IA 52801 Phone:(563) 326`8648
Woodbury County District Court
620 Douglas St Sioux City, IA 51101-1247