Washington Township
Small Claims Court
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Small Claims Rules
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Small Claims Court
About Small Claims Court
Type of Claims that can be Filed.

Real Estate Claims: Landlord - tenant disputes for real estate property located in Washington Township.

Civil claims: Civil claims based upon contract or tort in which the amount requested does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and civil claims to recover personal property.
Items needed to File

All claims: Name, address, city, and zip code for all parties, reason for the lawsuit, and an $89.00 filing fee plus $15.00 for service on each defendant named. Defendants who request a jury trial must submit payment of $157.00 to transfer the case to the Marion County Superior Court.

Only corporations are required to have an attorney, for claims over $6000.00. If the defendant fails to appear in court, a default judgment may be entered against the defendant. Either party has 30 days from the date that a final appealable judgment is entered to file an appeal at the Indiana Court of Appeals.

The information above is limited. Please contact legal counsel for further advice.
Further court dates and filing fees can be expected when attempting to collect a debt.