Small Claims Court moving to new location next week


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News release from the Allen Superior Court:

Small Claims Court Moving to New Location Next Week
Court will be closed July 27-31, but available for emergency hearings

(July 21, 2015) – Allen Superior Court’s Small Claims Division will be closed July 27-31 in order to facilitate its move to a new location at Calhoun and Superior streets.

Small Claims and its associated satellite office of the Allen County Clerk of the Courts are moving to a building at 1 West Superior St. that was formerly occupied by the Allen County Highway Department and Election Board. Small Claims is currently located in the Allen County Courthouse Annex at 113 West Berry Street.

The building will provide Small Claims with an expanded ability to handle the more than 25,000 case filed there annually. With 10,000 additional square feet, the new facility provides more accessibility for the public as well as for Court staff.

Cases filed in Small Claims are those with damage limits of $6,000 and typically include such matters as home repairs, auto accidents, injuries, and landlord-tenant disputes (including evictions). Requests for protective orders are also heard in Small Claims.

While Small Claims is closed, emergency requests for protective orders will continue to be heard at the Allen County Courthouse.

Small Claims will resume normal operations at its new location on Aug. 3, 2015.


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