Small Claims / Civil Court
Small Claims Court
Forms needed to file a Small Claims can be picked up at Springdale District Court / Small Claims Division Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Filing a Small Claims must be $5,000 or less, claims over $5,000 must be filed in the Civil Division of the Circuit Court, Washington County Courthouse.
District Court Filing fee for the Small Claims Division is $65. The filing fee must be paid to the clerk at the time of filing.
To file a new case in the Civil Division in District Court the Filing fee is $80.
Small Claims to Civil Court Transfer
Even though you are filing against a person in Small Claims Court, the Defendant still has the constitutional right to obtain an attorney. Should the Defendant hire an Attorney, the Attorney will notify you and the case will be transferred from Small Claims to Civil Docket.
Court will be held in the same Courtroom but with a different Judge. If the opposing party hires and attorney and you are unsure what to do next, it may be in your best interest to consult an attorney yourself. There is no additional fee when a case is transferred from the Small Claims Division to the Civil Divison of District Court.
if you have any questions regarding a filing in Small Claims or Civil, please contact Wynonia Boller, Civil and Small Claims Division Chieft Clerkat 479-750-8146 or Erin Luper, Deputy Court Clerk, Small Claims Division at 479-750-8551.