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Are there fees for small claims cases?

Yes, there is a filing fee for small claims cases set by the legislature. You will have to pay the filing fee, unless the court defers prepayment of the filing fee. You may also have an additional cost to serve the Original Notice and Petition on the other party. The required small claims forms are available free of charge on the judicial branch website. These required forms are also in chapter 3 of the Iowa Court Rules.

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