Wisconsin Small Claims Court: An Overview

From maximum dollar limits to statutes of limitations, learn the basics about small claims court in Wisconsin.

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What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in Wisconsin?

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $10,000, but there is no limit on eviction suits.

Which court hears small claims cases in Wisconsin?

Small claims cases in Wisconsin are heard in the Small Claims Court (Circuit Court).

What is the statute of limitations period for filing a claim in small claims court in Wisconsin?

For information on Wisconsin's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Wisconsin?

You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Wisconsin.

Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in Wisconsin?

Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in Wisconsin.

Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, either party may request a jury trial.

Where can I get more information about small claims court in Wisconsin?

For more information about Wisconsin small claims court, see http://www.wicourts.gov/services/public/selfhelp/smallclaims.htm.

Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).

Updated: October 1, 2015

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