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Iowa Tenants' Project
Small Claims Assistance

Original Notice and Petition

A small claims case is begun by the plaintiff filing the Original Notice and Petition. You can ask for any amount under $5,000, but you cannot ask for more than $5,000 or the case cannot be heard in small claims court. You want to briefly indicate the reason why you are suing. Take three signed originals of the Original Notice and Petition to the court to file. The court will keep one, keep one time stamped original for yourself and arrange to have the third original served on the defendant. Here is information about service
Here is a link to return to the main small claims assistance page.

The Iowa City Tenants' Project is committed to tenants' rights and to fair play for both tenants and landlords. The Tenants' Project seeks to educate tenants and landlords about their legal rights and responsibilities and to empower tenants to vindicate their rights in court.

For further information go to the Iowa Tenants' Project Contact Page