Civil and Small Claims Division of District Court
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SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION
The Small Claims Division is designed to allow individuals to settle certain disputes in court with relaxed rules of procedure without attorneys. Individuals who are represented by an attorney must file their claim in the civil division. Individuals are allowed to sue in small claims court for different types of damages. Small claims court is often used as a means to recover money for damages to personal property, to recover personal property or to settle disputes involving contracts. All claims are limited by a set dollar amount, which is set by the state law. The current amount of a claim cannot exceed $5,000.00.
Currently Small Claims Cases for the Springdale Department of Washington County District Court are being heard by the Hon. Terra Stephenson on the first (1st) Wednesday on even months at 1:00 p.m.
If you request a State Certified Court Interpreter and you find that your case is going to be settled, dismissed, or continued please notify the Court Clerk as soon as possible. The Court Clerk will need to notify the Administrative Office of the Courts to cancel the interpreter so that the interpreter may be made available for other cases in other courts.
SI USTED NECESITA UN INTÉRPRETE, usted debe colocar su petición ante el Tribunal POR ESCRITO POR LO MENOS DOS 2 SEMANAS ANTES de LA AUDIENCIA o FECHA de JUICIO y DIGANOS SU IDIMOA que hablas. Por favor escriba su nombre, dirección y número de caso a su petición y luego MUESTRA SU SOLICITUD antes de enviarla a la corte. Puede traer su solicitud y entregarla en persona, por correo a la dirección indicada arriba o fax al (479) 750-8564.
Please note if an attorney is hired by either party in a Small Claims case that case will be automatically transferred to the Civil Division of the District Court.
|Document||Cost (important information)|
||$20.00* (Additional costs to file Appeal at Circuit Court)|
|Clerk issued Subpoena*||$5.00* (Must be served on the witness per A.R.C.P 45 and additional fees apply)|
|Copies||$0.12 per page|
|Writ of Execution*||$10.00* (Must be served by the Sheriff's Office in the proper County and additional fees apply there)|
|Writ of Garnishment*||$10.00* (Must be served on the employer or bank by certified mail)|