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Collecting a Judgment

Having a civil judgment for money damages in your favor does not guarantee that you will be paid.

How to Represent Yourself in Court

Information and links to Iowa Court forms to use if you are representing yourself without an attorney.

How to Use Small Claims Court

A video that outlines the basic steps involved in bringing and defending a small claims action.

Iowa Small Claims Forms

Information and forms to use in Iowa Small Claims cases suing for money damages or return of property. In a small claims case the amount in controversy is $6,500 or less ($5,000 prior to 7/1/2018).

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