Iowa Rules & Forms
Small Claims Court
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims Docket of the District Court.
Claim Limit: $5,000.00
Attorney Representation: Iowa permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases can be filed in Iowa small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials are not permitted in Iowa small claims court.
Statutes of Limitations (Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 10 years
– Oral Contract: 5 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 5 years
– Personal Property: 5 years