Small Claims Court

Small claims are civil lawsuits seeking money judgments of $10,000.00 or less; this might include landlord tenant issues, breach of contract, property damage or personal injury.  Civil claims for judgments greater than $10,000.00 are considered large claims and are addressed under the “Civil Court” heading.

Other cases handled by small claims court include:

  • All Evictions no matter what dollar amount is claimed.
  • Property Repossessions (Replevins) of $10,000.00 or less
  • Replevins of consumer goods bought or leased on credit from a dealer
  • Actions to change, correct, confirm or vacate Arbitration Awards in settlements involving real estate transactions
  • Suits seeking the Return of Earnest Money for the purchase of real estate

The Wisconsin Director of State Courts has developed the Wisconsin Court System Self-Help Small Claims Website to help you smoothly navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of small claims.  In addition, the Guide to Small Claims is downloadable in pdf format for you to view or print.


Contact Information

Rock County Courthouse
2nd Floor
51 South Main Street

Janesville, WI  53545

Phone:    (608) 743-2200
Fax:        (608) 743-2223

Monday - Friday Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eldred Mielke
Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts does
NOT accept
correspondence by

Rock County, State of Wisconsin
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