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[heading]South Dakota Small Claims Court[/heading]
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the small claims department of the District Court.
Claim Limit: $12,000.00
Answer Period: Defendant must file an answer within 20 days.
Attorney Representation: South Dakota permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials are allowed in small claims court at either party’s request.
Statutes of Limitations (S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 6 years
– Personal Property: 6 years
Information & Forms: Click Here
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[heading]South Dakota Superior Court[/heading]