Civil Division


The Civil Division handles a variety of case filings including new suits, small claims, evictions, restraining orders and garnishments. City Court has civil jurisdiction over evictions, cases involving disputes valued at $35,000 or less, and our small claims court handles cases up to $5,000. Filing fees are charged to file civil suits, small claims suits, evictions, and other pleadings. Detailed information concerning additional costs and filing fees may be obtained by visiting the Civil Fee Schedule page or by contacting the Civil Division at 225-389-3017.