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Revised Small Claims Summons Required To Be Used As of November 1, 2011

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Evictions, Milwaukee County, Small Claims Court / Comments

In a prior post I explained that the small claims jurisdictional limit was increased from $5,000 to $10,000 as of July 1, 2011.  This change has necessitated a revision to the mandatory small claims summons form that is required to be used when filing an eviction, replevin, and collection actions under $10,000 (as well as arbitrations confirmations and personal injury claims less than $5,000).

So far, the Clerk of Courts has been accepting filings using the old mandatory summons (1 page form) as well as the revised mandatory summons (2 page form).  However, as of November 1, 2011, they will only be accepting the new 2 page summons - SC-500.  Remeber that in Milwaukee County you are required to use the Summons that is written in both English and Spanish.  All mandatory small claims forms can be found here.

So if you still have some of the old forms available make sure you use them all up by October 31st.

Don't have your eviction delayed because you are using an outdated form!

Tristan is a shareholder with the law firm of Petrie+Pettit and focuses his practice in the area of landlord-tenant law representing landlords and property management companies throughout Wisconsin.

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