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Small Claims Forms

Dane County requires certain information to be on the Small Claims Summons and Complaint form, SC-500. Dane County has made filing of this document easier by providing paper filers form SC-500 with the required information already added to the form. Summons and Complaint Form download this form or go to the Dane County Law Library to obtain a copy. Make your copies after you have the form completed.  This form will NOT work for eFiling if saved as .pdf from link.  It will need to be printed, scanned and uploaded. Use links below for SC-500 Summons and Complaint to link to Word version which can be saved and uploaded.

Note to users: Printed copies of these forms are also available from the Dane County Law Library for a small fee. Call (608) 266-6316 for more information.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

If you file an action WITHOUT an attorney, you are responsible for details. These responsibilities include:

  • Reading the Small Claims Guide
  • Properly naming all parties
  • Securing all party addresses
  • Properly submitting the claim
  • Making sure the action was properly, and timely, served
  • Making court appearances
  • Complying with statutory and local court rules and procedures
  • Taking post-judgment action to enforce collection of any judgment
  • Satisfying paid judgments

The Clerk of Courts office serves record keeping functions and is available to assist you with non-legal, procedural, information.

Small Claims Information Documents

SC-6000V: Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions
 
SC-6010V: Pre-Judgment: Basic Steps for Handling a Small Claims Case for Eviction
 
Guide to Eviction and Replevin Actions
Note on Writs of Eviction: If you are awarded a writ for eviction, it is suggested that you check with the Dane County Sheriff's Office prior to obtaining the writ. If you obtain a writ and take it directly to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, you should advise them at that time whether or not you will be arranging the move yourself or having the Sheriff's Department do the move. If you plan on doing it yourself, request instructions from the Sheriff's Department on what you need to do prior to obtaining writ.
 
SC-6020V: Pre-Judgment: Basic Steps for Handling a Small Claims Case for Recovery of Money ($10,000 or less)
 
SC-6050V: Pre-Judgment Basic Steps to Small Claims Service
 
SC-6060V: Post-Judgment: Basic Steps for Docketing a Judgment for Collection
 
SC-6090V: Post-Judgment: Basic Steps in Collecting on a Judgment for Money
 
SC-6100V: Post-Judgment: Basic Steps in Collecting on a Judgment for Replevin
 

Small Claims Documents

PLEASE SEE NOTE AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE BEFORE CREATING SC-500 SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT NOTE:

SC-500 Summons and Complaint - English
 
 
SC-500 Summons and Complaint - Spanish
 
 
Small Claims Eviction Stipulation
PLEASE NOTE: If filing an Eviction or Replevin, filing MUST have the following form attached, Click and Print from following link:
 
Dane County Eviction and Replevin Instructions
 
Filling out the Declaration of Nonmilitary Service
 
GF-175 Declaration of Nonmilitary Service
 
 
SC-516 Summons for Consumer Replevin
 
 
SC-5200V Answer and Counterclaim
 
 

Service Documents

Service of Summons and Complaint
 
SC-5160 Publication Notice and Summons
 
 
SC-5130V Affidavit of Mailing (Small Claims)
 

Post-Judgment Documents

GF-129 Order of Satisfaction
 
Deficiency Claim
 
 
Demand for Trial/SC-517 Demand for Trial and Instructions
 
 
Garnishment Process and Fees
 
CV-425 Earnings Garnishment - Objection to Debtors Answer Demand for Hearing
 
SC-302/CV-302 Non-Earnings Garnishee Answer
 
SC-301 Small Claims Non-Earnings Garnishment Summons and Complaint
 
 
Affidavit of Default (For use in Eviction Cases Only)
 
 
Rent and Damages Claim
 
 
Instructions for Motion to Reopen Small Claims Judgment
 
SC-515A Motion to Reopen Small Claims Judgment
 
SC-515B Order Regarding Motion to Reopen Small Claims Judgment
 
SC-511A Petition to Answer or to Reopen Small Claims Judgment
 
SC-511B Order to Answer or to Reopen Small Claims Judgment Order
 
Instructions for Motion and Order for Hearing on Contempt
 
SC-507A Motion Request for Hearing on Contempt
 
SC-507B Order for Hearing on Contempt
 
SC-514 Writ of Replevin
 
 
Instructions for Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment(s) Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy
 
CV-900 Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment(s) Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy
 
 
CV-901 Order of Satisfaction Due to Bankruptcy
 
 
CV-902 Affidavit of Mailing -Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment(s) Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy
 
 
Motion to Amend Judgment/Caption
 
 

Non-Compliance Forms - both A and B forms are required at time of filing

Please complete one set of forms or the other. SC-5410VA and SC-5410VB or SC-5420VA and SC-5420VB

SC-5410VA Affidavit Based on Noncompliance Non-Eviction
 
 
SC-5410VB Order for Hearing Non-Eviction
 
 
SC-5420A Affidavit of Noncompliance and Order for Money Judgment
 
 
SC-5420B Order For Money Judgment Non-Eviction
 
 

Other Documents

Fee Waiver Instructions
 
PROCEDIMIENTO: Petición para una Dispensa de los Recargos/Costos, la Declaración Jurada de Indigencia
 
CV-410A Petition for Waiver of Fees and Costs - Affidavit of Indigency
 
CV-410B Order on Petition for Waiver of Fees and Costs
 
Change of Address form
 
 

The following are links to the Milwaukee Justice Center. Forms have been approved for use in Dane County.