Waukesha County

Request to Reopen a Small Claims Action

A Default Judgment was Entered Because You Didn't Appear

Either because you just didn't go or because you were not properly notified (valid defense).....

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:

  • Print the forms in PDF or
  • Complete the Word Fillable forms on-line

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.

Small Claims-Defendant Request to Reopen Packet
Number Name Downloads
  Form Summary  PDF 
SC-511 

Petition to Answer or to Reopen Small Claims Judgment and Order (valid defense)

PDF 

Word 

SC-515

Motion to Reopen Small Claims Judgment and Order (default was entered)

PDF 

Word 

Small Claims Service Packet
Number  Name 

Downloads

  Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions  Word 
  Basic Steps to Small Claims Service  Word 
  Waukesha County Sheriff's Department FAQ's  Print 
SC-5100  Affidavit of Service (Eviction) 

PDF 

Word  

SC-5110  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 (Non-Eviction) Corporation or Limited Liability Company 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5120  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 (Non-Eviction) Individual/Sole Proprietorship/Partnership 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5160  Publication Notice and Summons 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5130  Affidavit of Mailing 

PDF 

Word