Maximum Dollar Limit:
Locating Agent For Service:
Online Court Forms:
Start a Claim:
Service Of Process:
Small Claims Court is referred to as Conciliation Court.
Minnesota Statues Annotated, Judiciary Statutes, Ch. 491A, Sections
Rules for the Conciliation Court, Rules 1.01-1.26. Rules for Minnesota General Practice 501-525.
Secretary of State Business Services, 60 Empire Dr., Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55103; Phone: 651-296-2803; Greater MN Toll Free: (877) 551-6767; Fax: 651-297-7067.
First class mail sheriff or disinterested adult.
Set by the court.
Allowed with court's permission. Required for corporations.
If defendant's counterclaim exceeds $7,500 the case will proceed under rules of civil procedure and evidence in County Court.
Either party may file an appeal for a new trial in the regular division of County Court within 20 days of judgment. Jury trial allowed on appeal.
No jury trial. No pre-trial attachments or garnishments. Defendant must file counterclaim within 5 days of the trial date. If counterclaim exceeds jurisdictional limit and defendant files in another court, the clerk will strike the Small Claims case from the calendar.