Guide to Small Claims Proceedings in the District Court - Filing the Case

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Within 20 days after service has been completed, send to the appropriate District Court.

  • the original Statement of Claim;
  • evidence that service was made (a Return of Service form or the original certified mail green card signed by the defendant, or the Return of Service form signed by the sheriff);
  • a check for $50, payable to the Maine District Court.
  • copies of receipts for costs showing how much you paid for service

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