In Small Claims Court, an individual or business can file a claim to collect a debt or settle a controversy valued at $5,000 or less. In Linn, Johnson, and Iowa Counties in Iowa’s Sixth Judicial District, and in other counties in the state, people involved in small claims cases have the opportunity to have trained volunteer mediators mediate their situation and reach their own agreement. Read the handout, “How to Prepare for Mediation” (PDF). Contact the Clerk of Court in your county for more information on small claims mediation in your county.
View our List of Mediators to find mediators who offer small claims mediation.
For information from the Iowa Courts, please go to www.iowacourtsonline.org.