How much does it cost to file?

The fee for filing a Small Claims action is $10, payable to the Circuit Court in the form of exact change, personal or business check, or money order. In addition, and separately, the Teton County Sheriff’s Office charges $50, payable in advance in the form of exact change, check or money order, for service of each summons in a Small Claims action. (If you are suing two people in the same case, you will pay $50 each to the Sheriff’s Office for service.) 

This initial fee for the Sheriff covers the first three attempts at service, regardless of where in the County the Defendant is to be served. If a case cannot be served in three attempts, a fee of $50 shall be charged for each Alias Summons issued thereafter. Any other subsequent paperwork requiring service by the Sheriff will cost $50 to serve.

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1. What kinds of claims can be filed?
2. How do I file small claims by mail?
3. How much does it cost to file?
4. How do I start a suit?
5. What is the small claims court procedure?
6. How do I prepare for my court date?
7. What happens at the trial?