Waukesha County

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Return of Earnest Money

Real Estate

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.

 

General Small Claims Packet
For Use With Arbitration Award & Return of Earnest Money Actions
Number  Name  Downloads 
  Basic Guide To Wisconsin Small Claims Actions Word 
SC-500  Summons and Complaint-Small Claims 

PDF 

Word 

GF-175  Declaration of Nonmilitary Service 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5310VA  Stipulation for Dismissal (Non-Eviction) 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5310VB Order for Dismissal (Non-Eviction)

 PDF 

Word 

Small Claims Service Packet
Number  Name 

Downloads

 SC-6000V Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions  Word 
 SC-6050V Pre-Judgment:  Basic Steps to Small Claims Service  Word 
  Waukesha County Sheriff's Department FAQ's  Visit Link
SC-5100V Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word  

SC-5110V  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Corporation or Limited Liability Company - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5120V  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Individual/Sole Proprietorship/Partnership - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5160V  Publication Summons and Notice (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5130V  Affidavit of Mailing (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word