Civil Cases

How to File a Civil Case


All civil cases are for damages for injury to individuals or personal property, penalties and contract disputes not greater than $100,000. The filing fee is $83.00. The fee for filing counter and cross claims is also $83.00.

Civil cases must be filed with the District Court prior to service on the defendant. Individuals may represent themselves in civil proceedings or they may retain an attorney. Ex parte calendars are heard every weekday except Fridays. The court's Operations Division (CCB) also files foreign judgments. These are judgments that were awarded in another state.

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