County Civil Court has jurisdiction in cases greater than $5,000 and up to $15,000. Circuit Civil Court has jurisdiction in cases greater than $15,000.
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A civil judgment refers to a noncriminal legal matter. It is a decision by a court, or other tribunal, that resolves a controversy between parties. Civil judgments are recorded in the County's official records.
A civil action is a non-criminal case in which one private individual or business sues another person or business.
You may complete and file an Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status with the Clerk & Comptroller, Civil Department. If found indigent, the filing fee will be waived. If you are found not indigent, you may enter into a Payment Plan Contract. The Payment Plan Contract allows you to pay the filing fee in smaller, monthly payments. A service fee of $25 will be added upon the entrance of the Payment Plan Contract.
A Civil Complaint is a legal document that usually begins a civil lawsuit. It states the alleged facts and identifies the action the court is asked to take.
A civil Counterclaim is a claim made by the defendant in a civil lawsuit against the plaintiff. In essence, a counter lawsuit within a lawsuit.
A subpoena is a command to a person to appear and testify in a specific proceeding. A summons is a document signed by a deputy clerk ordering a person to appear before the court.
A writ of garnishment is an order that allows a creditor to seize money owed to the judgment debtor by third parties
A Writ of Replevin is an order to recover personal property that has been wrongful taken or detained.