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Small Claims Court Illinois

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Small claims Illinois court is a civil court where you can sue someone for $10,000 or less​. It has simplified rules and can go much… More on Suing someone for $10,000.
In Small Claims Court of Illinois, any individual, business or corporation may bring a small claims suit for the recovery of money when the amount requested is not more than $10,000. Even if you have a claim for a slightly greater amount, you may choose to limit it to $10,000 to take advantage of the Small Claims Court procedure.

Small Claims Court Illinois Fees

In small claims Illinois court.If you are suing for under $250.00, the filing fee is $115. For suits between $250.00 and less than $1,000.00, the filing fee is $140. Over $1,000.00 and up to $2,500.00 the fee is $150. $2,501.00 to $4,999.99 the filing fee is $200. From $5,000.00 to $10,000.00, the fee is $250. (Note that fees are set by the court and are subject to change without notice
Court fees are (1) $119 for lawsuits under $250 (2) $172 for lawsuits of $251.00-$1,500 (3) $177 for lawsuits of $1,501-$2,500 (4) $227 for lawsuits of $2,501-$5,000 & (5) $247 for lawsuits of $5,001-$10,000. These are Cook County court fees, call us for other counties. Court fees are applied later during the process and not today. Serving includes restricted mail service & sheriff/private process options will be provided to you later during the procedure. All fees are added to the case against the defendant so you can recover these costs.

How much does it cost to go to small claims court in Illinois?

There is a $30 filing fee for a case asking for up to $1500. To claim over $1500, and up to $5,000, there is a filing fee of $50.  If your claim is above $5,000, the filing fee is $75. If you file more than 12 cases in a year, subsequent cases will cost $100.

Illinois Small Claims Form

You can get small claims form for Illinois in $3500 against one defendant. If you would like to file small claims in online court of Illinois, you can file your small claims by hiring small claims attorney and file a state of claims. You can serve the complaint by mail using: Certified, Restricted Delivery/Return Receipt Requested. If the defendant is a corporation, the statutory agent must be served.