Addresses and information on Vermont 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).
Small Claims Courts in Vermont:
Montpelier 111 State Street Montpelier, VT 05602 Phone:(802) 828`3281
State of Vermont Small Claims Court 65 State St Montpelier, VT 05602-3594 Phone:(802) 828`5551
Orleans County District Court 217 Main St Ste 4 Newport, VT 05855-4852 Phone:(802) 334`3325
Chittenden County District Crt 39 Pearl St Burlington, VT 05401 Phone:(802) 651`1800
Rutland County District Court 92 State St Rutland, VT 05701-2836 Phone:(802) 773`5880
Vermont Superior Court Addison Civil Division 7 Mahady Court Middlebury, VT 05753 Phone: (802) 388`7741
Supreme Court State Montpelier, VT 05602 Phone:(802) 828`3276