Small Claims Court


Below is a link to How to Use South Dakota's Small Claims Court.   

Here are a few important points from the brochure:

1.  The monetary limit for small claims court is $12,000 or less.

2. Court costs range from $19.20 to $37.20 depending on the amount of the claim.

3. Both the plaintiff and the defendant must appear at the trial.

4.  You may subpoena materials through the clerk of the court.

There is much more information in this document.  If you are considering taking this step, we recommend that you read the brochure in its entirety.