Small Claims Forms

Several forms are available for use in small claims - those actions in which the amount of the claim does not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). Small claims may only involve claims for money and may not be used for the return of goods or property. The persons involved may represent themselves without an attorney. Court proceedings are conducted informally before a judge, without a jury. A person may file no more than 12 claims in small claims court in any calendar year. Click on Small Claims Forms for a list, description and purpose of each form available on this website.

NOTE: Court clerks will provide assistance in completing these forms.


Petition Small Claims Court: This form is used by a person to file a small claims court case and is being filed against another person or party to recover money.

If a person receives this form by mail, in person or by some other method of delivery, they are the defendant in a small claims court action. The plaintiff is claiming to be an injured party and filing a claim against the defendant in a small claims court action.

      (Updated 11/05/13)

Petition for a Minor - Small Claims Court
: This form is used by a person who is requesting the court to appoint them as a Next Friend (a person or agency representing a minor, acting on his or her behalf in a court action) and assisting the minor in the filing of a claim in small claims court.

The minor is the plaintiff in the small claims court case and is filing a suit against another person or party.

      (Updated 11/05/13)

Counterclaim Small Claims Court
: This form is used by the defendant in a small claims court action who wishes to file a claim against the person who brought the original small claims action.

      (Updated 11/05/13)

Dismissal Small Claims Court
: This form is used by a person requesting to dismiss a small claims court case in which they are either the plaintiff or defendant. If the initial claim is being dismissed, the plaintiff is the only person who may dismiss the claim. If a counterclaim is being dismissed, the defendant is the only person who may dismiss the counterclaim.

      (Updated 11/05/13)

Satisfaction of Judgment Small Claims Court
: This form is used by a person acknowledging that a judgment in a small claims case has been satisfied in full and the other party owes no remaining debt.

      (Updated 11/05/13)

Appeal of a Denial or Refusal to Act on a Concealed Carry Permit Small Claims Court:
This form is used by a person to appeal a denial of an application for a concealed carry permit or a refusal to act when an application for a concealed carry permit has not been acted upon within forty-five days of being filed.

     (Updated 11/05/13)

Petition for Revocation Certificate of a Concealed Carry Permit or Concealed Carry Endorsement Small Claims Court:
This form is used by a person to request the court revoke a concealed carry permit or concealed carry endorsement because the holder of the permit or endorsement does not qualify under Missouri state law to hold such permit or endorsement.

     (Updated 11/05/13)