Tulsa County Court Clerk Don Newberry

Small Claims

Department Head: Carolyn Parks

  • Small claims suits may be brought for amounts in controversy not exceeding $10,000.
  • Forms to initiate a small claims action are available in the court clerk's office.
  • Filing fees must be paid at the time of filing.
  • Small claims cases are set for hearing no more than 60 days after filing.
  • Eviction Cases can be set as soon as 10 days after filing.


  • Forcible Entry & Detainer (FED or eviction) less than $5,000: $58, plus service fee
  • Forcible Entry & Detainer (FED or eviction) greater than $5,000: $144.14 plus service fee
  • Indebtedness less than $5,000: $58, plus service
  • Indebtedness greater than $5,000: $209.14, plus service

An attorney is not necessary for parties to initiate a small claims suit and process through court to judgment.

Forms and directions on completing them, are available in this department.

Court Appearance Schedule

If you have initiated a small claims action as either an eviction or a lawsuit, you should appear in court on your scheduled date whether or not the defendant has been served.

  • The Small Claims docket is called at
  • The FE (eviction) docket is called at