Small Claims

The Small Claims Court is a division of the District Court where individuals as well as businesses can settle disputes and disagreements. The maximum amount you may sue for is $6,000.00. Procedures are simple, informal and inexpensive. There are no juries and either party may appeal the judgment to Circuit Court. Should you have any questions concerning a case of this type or need filing information, please contact the division specialist at 256.216.3858.

Small Claims Fees

Fee Description Claim Amount Fee at Filing
Filing Fee (One Defendant) $1.00 – $1500.00 $87.00
Filing Fee (One Defendant) $1501.00 – $3000.00 $161.00
Filing Fee (One Defendant) $3001.00 – $6000.00 $250.00
Additional Service Fees Fee at Filing
Additional Plaintiff $50.00
Additional Defendant $10.00
Garnishment $30.00
Execution $30.00
Subpoena $12.00
Certified Mail *Call Office for Current Costs.