Iowa Rules & Forms

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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

Small Claims Forms
Affidavit of Default
Notice of Appeal
Additional Small Claims Forms