A tort is a wrongful act that injures someone, where the injured person may sue the person/business causing the injury for money damages. The injury may be to a person's body, property, business, reputation, or other interest. The act may be the result of carelessness (called "negligence") or may be intentional. A tort is different from a breach of contract or a crime. These lawsuits 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.
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.
|Lawsuit Under $10,000 (Recovery of Money) Packet|
|Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions||Word|
|Basic Steps for Handling a Small Claims Case for Recovery of Money|
|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|