How do I fill out a civil complaint?
The complaint is the document that you file with the magisterial district court to begin your civil action against person[s] or business[es]. You are listed as the PLAINTIFF and whom you are suing is listed as the DEFENDANT. You will need to know and include on the form the correct name and address of all DEFENDANT[s] so they may be properly given notice that a civil action has been filed against them. If notice is not properly served the case can proceed no further, until such time as you supply a valid name and address.
You will also need to know where to file your complaint and complete the claim, including the amount of monetary damages you are requesting as part of your claim. The clerks at the magisterial district court will complete the filing cost and docket number portions of the complaint. Please do not include the filing costs as part of your claim amount.

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