How do I file suit in Small Claims Court?

You can bring an action in Small Claims court if you are suing for $5,000 or less. The normal Rules of Evidence do not apply in Small Claims Court; however, the decision of the Court cannot be appealed. There are also restrictions on what types of actions you can bring in Small Claims Court, as described in our Civil Court Costs Schedule Pamphlet (PDF) that is available in our Civil Division, Room 251. You can also obtain a copy of this brochure through the mail by calling 225-389-3017.

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1. How do I file for an Eviction?
2. How can I get a Restraining Order?
3. How much can I sue for in Civil Court or Small Claims Court?
4. How much does it cost to file a Civil Suit or Small Claims Suit?
5. What is the statute of limitations for filing a Suit?
6. How do I file suit in Small Claims Court?
7. The Court entered a judgment ordering the other party to pay me money. When will I get paid and how long is my judgment good for?
8. Will the Court collect my judgment for me?
9. When can I start collecting my judgment?
10. What is a garnishment?
11. What are interrogatories?
12. What is a Garnishment Judgment?
13. What happens if the judgment gets paid in full?
14. Can all of my earnings (wages) be taken by Garnishment?
15. How do I respond to a Garnishment Citation and Take Notice I received regarding one of my employees?
16. Can I file a Civil Action by fax?