The small Claims Court is designed to hear civil cases involving claims of $10,000.00 or less, exclusive of court costs interest. (Illinois Supreme Court Rules 281-289).
- Fee Schedule
Anyone can file a lawsuit in the Small Claims Court, if the amount claim is not more than $10,000.00. If you choose to act as your own attorney, you must do all the investigations and preparation normally done by the attorney, including representing yourself in court, securing witnesses, and collecting documents. Neither the Judge nor the Clerk will do this for you.
These links can be used in Small Claims:
Small Claims Complaint | State of Illinois Office of the Courts (illinoiscourts.gov) or
Illinois Standardized Forms – Approved – Getting Started Small Claims Complaint (windows.net)