Civil Process

Magistrate Courts have jurisdiction of civil matters involving claims that are $7,500 or less. Some types of cases handled by Magistrates’ Courts are:

  • Claim and delivery (repossession of personal property)
  • Evictions
  • Judicial sales of abandoned property (vehicles, mobile homes, trailers)
    • Magistrates do not settle real property disputes.
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Restraining orders
  • Summons and complaint (small claims)