A small claims case is a lawsuit brought for the recovery of money damages, civil penalties, personal property, or other relief allowed by law. The claim can be for no more than $20,000, excluding statutory interest and court costs but including attorney fees, if any. Small claims cases are governed by Rules 500 through 507 of Part V of the Rules of Civil Procedure (PDF).
Small Claim Filing Fee
Small Claim Filing Fee is $146 ($46 court cost and $100 service fee per person in Wise County). Payment options of cash, cashier's check, or money order. Please make payable to the Justice of the Peace 3 (JP3).