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District Civil/Small Claims/Probate

Our District Civil Division has four departments: District Civil/Small Claims, Probate, Juvenile/Interpersonal Protective Orders, and Mental Inquest/Guardianship/Disability.

NOTICE: Please be advised that beginning Oct. 2, 2017, the District Civil/Small Claims Division will close at 3 p.m. daily until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

District Civil/Small Claims

Hall of Justice, 3rd Floor, Room 3012

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(502) 595-4475

The District Civil Division handles the intake and processing of civil cases. Note: Civil Cases usually require an attorney. This department processes civil complaints for damages up to $5000, forcible entry/detainer (eviction) petitions and post-judgment remedies such as garnishments and executions.

This department also processes administrative board appeals, student hardship driver’s license cases and petitions for damages pertaining to childhood sexual abuse/assault.

The Small Claims Division handles the intake and processing of small claims for complaints not exceeding $2,500. Typically, cases in this court are filed by pro se (self-represented) individuals (proceeding without assistance from an attorney) dealing with non-criminal legal issues. You can obtain an information packet on how to file a small claims case from the Small Claims Division during normal business hours.

 

Probate

Hall of Justice, 3rd Floor, Room 3001

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(502) 595-4434

The Probate Department processes pleadings and judicial orders that validate wills, appoint executors or administrators and settle estates. The department also handles estate cases, guardianship for individuals under age 17, trusts, curatorships, infant settlements under $10,000 and name changes for adults and children.

This department also processes corrections to birth/death certificates.

 

Juvenile/Interpersonal Protective Orders

For information on this department, click here.

 

Mental Inquest/Guardianship/Disability

For information on this department, click here.