Small Claims

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Reception 812-435-5142
Court Reporter 812-435-5017
Court Reporter 812-435-5968
Court Reporter 812-435-5592

Small Claims court is a civil Court that handles lawsuits involving money claims in the sum of $6,000 or less. You have the option of having an attorney represent you, or representing yourself and proceeding pro-se. In addition to handling money claims, Small Claims Court also handles tenant/landlord issues, such as evictions.

For questions regarding filing fees or how to initiate a small claims case, please contact the Vanderburgh County Clerk's Office, at 812-435-5678.

For questions regarding existing cases, please contact the Small Claims Court Office, at 812-435-5142.

The Small Claims courtroom is located on the 2nd floor of the County Courts Building, Room 223.

Useful Links:

Indiana Rules of Court - Small Claims

Indiana Small Claims Manual

For more information, please watch this informative video: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/3966.htm