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Indiana Small Claims Court Information

Statues: Indiana Statutes Annotated, Title 33, Article 28, Chapter 3, Sections 1-10.

Dollar Limit: $6,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides, is employed, or where injury occurred.

Service: Certified mail or personal service by sheriff.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant requests jury trial, case tried under regular civil procedure of appropriate court.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Court of Appeals within 30 days.

Special Provisions: No equitable relief. Defendant may request jury trial within ten days following service of complaint if she or he can show questions of fact requiring a jury determination. Court holds one evening session per week.

Note: This section outlines the special rules that apply to the small claims courts of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Filing fees are not listed because they vary greatly and change frequently. Because court rules may change at any time, always check with the clerk of the small claims court to verify the accuracy of the information given for your state.