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Civil &


Small Claims

Call (501) 340-6830, for questions concerning the Civil/Small Claims Department or visit our FAQ page.

 

Filing Fees

 

Civil

Filing Fee: $80.00

Summons Fee: $2.50

Payment methods include; Check, Money Order, Debit or Credit Cards, and exact Cash.

The Civil Division is designated to allow collection agencies, a collection agent, a firm, an association, a corporation, or an individual being represented by an attorney to file a claim to settle certain disputes that are not in excess of $25,000.  These may include recovery for damages to personal property, money owed, or for delivery of personal property. Suits involving contracts, security deposits, and warranties are also common.

 

Small Claims

Filing Fee: $65.00

Payment methods include; Check, Money Order, Debit or Credit Cards, and exact Cash.

The Small Claims Division is designed to allow individuals to settle certain disputes in court with relaxed rules of procedure and without attorneys. Individuals who are represented by an attorney must file their claim in the Civil Division. All claims are limited by a set dollar amount, which is set by the state law. The current amount of a claim can not exceed $5,000.

For more information, refer to the Small Claims Handbook:

https://www.arcourts.gov/sites/default/files/tree/small_claims_info.pdf

 

Service Information 

Service fees will vary, depending on how you choose to have the defendant(s) or garnishee(s) served.

There is a service fee for each defendant being served.

These fees are SEPARATE from the Court’s filing fees.

 

In Pulaski County District Court there are 3 acceptable forms of service:

Sheriff’s Office

$50.00 Service Fee is paid directly to the Sheriff’s Office.

Service in Pulaski County, Arkansas only.

Money Order is the only payment method accepted.

*The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office charges an additional $30.00 for Notice of Replevin to be served.

 

Private Process Server

$50.00 Service Fee for in-county service. Fees vary for out-of-county service.

Check or Money Order are the only payment methods accepted.

 

Certified Mail

$12.15 Postage Fee

Postage for certified mail must be paid before service will be mailed.

Payment methods include; Check, Money Order, Debit or Credit Card, and exact Cash.

 

Click HERE to review Civil/Small Claims forms