Return of Earnest Money is a case to have money returned that was deposited for the purpose of purchasing real property, regardless of the amount. They are handled as Small Claims matters in the Civil Court and are filed in Room C-167 of the Civil Division of the Waukesha County Courthouse. Additional information about this subject can be found in the Legal Research section of this site under the Small Claims heading.
Return of Earnest Money is not a common case type. The packet below contains very general Small Claims information including the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions. It is recommended that you seek Legal Assistance when preparing this type of case.
Below you will find basic instructions for handling your court matter and most of the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of the process. You have the option to:
If a form is listed but not linked to a PDF or Word document, you must obtain that form from the office in which your matter is being handled.
Please keep in mind that not all forms are due at the same time. Review the Instructions provided to determine in what order to complete each form and other tasks required.
Hint: ONLY COMPLETE THE TASKS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED - Read ahead, but do not work ahead.
|General Small Claims Packet
For Use With Arbitration Award & Return of Earnest Money Actions
|Basic Guide To Wisconsin Small Claims Actions||Word|
|SC-500||Summons and Complaint-Small Claims|
|GF-175||Declaration of Nonmilitary Service|
|SC-5310VA||Stipulation for Dismissal (Non-Eviction)|
|SC-5310VB||Order for Dismissal (Non-Eviction)|
|Small Claims Service Packet|
|Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions||Word
|Basic Steps to Small Claims Service||Word
|Waukesha County Sheriff's Department FAQ's|
|SC-5100||Affidavit of Service (Eviction)|
|SC-5110||Affidavit of Service of SC-500 (Non-Eviction) Corporation or Limited Liability Company|
|SC-5120||Affidavit of Service of SC-500 (Non-Eviction) Individual/Sole Proprietorship/Partnership|
|SC-5160||Publication Notice and Summons|
|SC-5130||Affidavit of Mailing|