Limited Actions

Limited Action case types are a civil procedure where the dollar amount does not exceed $25,000.00, unless it is an unsecured debt, in which case, it can be any amount.

The Limited Actions Department is responsible for processing an extremely high volume of cases, processing more than 260,000 papers a year. 

This involves preparing the weekly docket call for the Limited Actions Judge.  The Limited Actions Docket consists of approximately 800 cases per week. 

We are then responsible for entering all the minutes from these cases into the court’s case management system. If a case is contested, it is set for pre-trial or court trial if it is a forcible detainer case.

Our office is also responsible for the processing and issuance of all follow-up work on these cases. (i.e. garnishments, aids, citations, bench warrants and writs, etc.

When and where are Limited Actions hearings held?

Court is held every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. at the Agricultural Hall of the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka, Kansas.

2023 Limited Actions Schedule

What Services Can the Clerk’s Office Provide to Me?

Court staff can give you basic information about cases, but cannot give you legal advice.


Shawnee County District Court provides links to Self-Help resources.  This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Limited Actions

Docket Fees