Minnesota Rules & Forms

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Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Conciliation Court of the District Court.

Claim Limit:  Generally $10,00.00.

Answer Period:  Defendant can file an answer within five days of the trial date, but need only do so if a counterclaim is being filed.

Attorney Representation: Minnesota permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases cannot be filed in small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Jury trials not permitted.

Statutes of Limitations  (Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 6 years
– Personal Property: 6 years

Small Claims Forms

Summons & Complaint
Affidavit of Service
Removal:Appeal to District Court

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