Information on Small Claims/Civil Cases
The Morgan County Justice Court has jurisdiction over small claims cases if the defendant (person being sued) resides in Morgan County or the debt arose within the Morgan County limits. Small claims can be filed for a claim up to $10,000. The claim must be for actual damages (can't file for treble damages).
The fee to file a small claims case is:
$60.00 if the claim is less than $2,000 plus a $10.00 processing fee
$100.00 if the claim is for $2,001.00 - $7,500.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee
$185.00 if the claim is for $7,501.00 - $10,000.00 plus a $10.00 processing fee
The court provides the forms needed to file a small claims for $1 or you can obtain them online at the State Court's website
. After the case is filed with the court, the plaintiff (person filing the claim) is responsible to serve the defendant notice of the suit and the trial date. The full small claims process is on line. You can find procedures at utcourts.gov – go to self help resources.
For any other questions please call the court clerk or go to the state website.