Small Claims

For the statutes governing small claims actions, see Chapter 799 of the Wisconsin Statutes. To understand more about small claims matters we recommend you read the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions. You are not required to have a lawyer however you should consider seeking legal assistance. There are specific and complicated rules that must be followed in small claims.

Review our Small Claims Guideline to assist you with filing a new case.

The self-help law center forms assistant is also available to walk you through completing forms and filing a new case.

Return date forms

Letter of Appearance - cannot be used for eviction return dates

Itemization of Back Rent and Damages

Small Claims Return Dates

Small Claims return dates are usually held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Ozaukee County Justice Center, Room 231, 1201 S Spring Street, Port Washington, WI 53074. 

NOTE:  Per Wis Stat 799.05(3)(b) the return date CANNOT be more than 30 days from the summons issued date.

2023 Small Claims
Return Dates
 January 4January 18
February 1February 15
February 28 March 15
April 5April 19
May 3May 17
June 7
June 21
July 5July 19
August 2August 16
September 6thSeptember 20th
October 4thOctober 18th
November 1stNovember 15th
December 6thDecember 20th

Motion and Contempt Hearings

Motion Hearings and Contempt Hearings are also usually  heard on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m.