Limited Actions/Small Claims
Shawnee County District Court is providing the following forms and self-help resources. Please note that these resources are presented for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.
The court cannot provide you with legal advice and you will be held to the same standard as a licensed attorney.
If you are unrepresented and need legal assistance, you may contact one of the following free resources:
Kansas Legal Services Topeka
712 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 201
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: (785) 354-8531
Fax: (785) 233-2096
Application Line: 1-800-723-6953
Washburn Law Clinic
Phone: (785) 670-1191
Fax: (785) 233-2096
Limited Action Forms
REVISED PRE-JUDGMENT PROCEDURE
REVISED MEMO FROM THE LIMITED ACTIONS DEPARTMENT
Per Administrative Order 2020-09, all plaintiffs in limited actions (LM) cases must include two additional documents with the Petition and Summons and Alias Summons to be served upon defendants. One of the documents to be sent has changed: there is a revised Memo From the Limited Actions Department. The revised Memo is available on the Court’s website. Plaintiffs must send the revised Memo with all petitions filed after 12/14/20.
The revised Memo explains the Court’s revised Pre-Judgment Procedure. Defendants in LM cases will NOT APPEAR IN PERSON FOR PRE-JUDGMENT MATTERS. Instead, defendants will simply fill out and return the blank Pre-Judgment Information Sheet and Answer form to the Court. If defendant does not timely return the form, default judgment will be entered. If defendant returns the form and agrees to the entry of judgment, judgment will be entered. If defendant returns the form and denies the allegations, defendant must explain why in the space provided on the form. Once the Court receives the form, the case will be set for a pre-trial hearing or for trial. The parties will receive a Notice of Hearing for the pre-trial or trial and must appear as instructed for that later court date.
REMINDER: The weekly collections docket index and results are available here.
Service of Process Form
Administrative Order 2020-09
Federal Eviction Moratorium
Kansas Eviction and Foreclosure Executive Order
COVID-19 Related Notices and Administrative Orders
ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURT TO CONDUCT COURT BUSINESS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING AT ALL TIMES AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING OF AT LEAST 6 FEET FROM ALL OTHER PERSONS TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE.
Proceedings During COVID Emergency
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE COURT. PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK’S OFFICE, 785-251-6700, FOR ASSISTANCE IN RESCHEDULING THE HEARING OR OTHERWISE COMPLETING YOUR COURT BUSINESS.
In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who has or might have COVID-19?
Do you have or have you had two or more symptoms of COVID-19 (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)?
- shortness of breathing
- difficulty breathing
- repeated shaking with chills
- persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- inability to wake or stay awake
- new loss of taste or smell
- new confusion
- bluish lips or face
In the last 14 days have you traveled anywhere on the quarantine list from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment?