CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE WAUKESHA COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS PROCESS
LOCAL RULE 6.2 - WHICH REQUIREs DEFENDANTS TO FILE A WRITTEN ANSWER WITH THE COURT ON OR BEFORE THE RETURN DATE
LOCAL RULE 6.3 - WHICH HAS BEEN AMENDED TO DIRECT PARTIES TO UTILIZE MEDATION RESOLUTIONS OR A MEDIATOR DESIGNATED BY THE COURT IF PARTIES CANNOT MUTALLY AGREE UPON A MEDIATOR.
Small Claims Court is a special kind of Civil Court in which disputes are resolved more quickly and inexpensively and the rules are more simple and less formal. To understand more about small claims matters we recommend you read the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions. The Guide covers a large number of Frequently Asked Questions. In addition to the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions, please review Waukesha County Local Rules here.
Below you will find links to the various points in the Small Claims Process. Please read through each option and choose the link that most closely meets your needs.
For all matters scheduled to be heard by electronic means please click here to review the Small Claims Exhibit Process. Any exhibit not clearly marked and filed at least 2 business days in advance of the hearing date will not be considered by the Court absent a showing of good cause.
FILING A NEW SMALL CLAIMS ACTION
YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED
ANSWER HAS BEEN FILED, MATTER CONTESTED
YOU HAVE WON THE CASE
YOU HAVE LOST THE CASE
REOPEN THE CASE
YOU CAME TO AN AGREEMENT AND SIGNED A STIPULATION
YOU DON'T LIKE THE JUDGE/COMMISSIONER'S DECISION
A JUDGMENT WAS FILED AND NOW THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN RETURNED AND MONEY JUDGMENT PAID