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Civil District Department

The Civil District/Small Claims Department handles the intake and processing of civil cases. Note: Civil Cases usually require an attorney. This department processes civil complaints for damages up to $5000, forcible entry/detainer (eviction) petitions and post- judgment remedies such as garnishments and executions.

This department also processes administrative board appeals, juvenile permissions to marry, petitions to enforce or prevent cremation, student hardship driver’s license cases and petitions for damages pertaining to childhood sexual abuse/assault.


Civil District Department
Office of Circuit Court Clerk
Louis D. Brandeis Hall of Justice
Room 3012
600 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Phone: 502-595-4475



8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.