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Filings Climb In Springdale Small Claims Court

Posted: April 14, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASAMANTHA Complaints for small claims court are stored in boxes Friday at Springdale District Court.

Small claims have become big business for Springdale District Court, at the expense of Rogers.

By The Numbers

Small Claims Court

Number of cases filed and the fees collected in the four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas over the last five years. Totals for 2013 are not yet available.

Category * 2012 * 2011 * 2010 * 2009 * 2008

Bentonville

Filings * 142 * 192 * 228 * 229 * 203

Fees * $6,915 * $9550 * $11,589 * $11,555 * $8,959

Fayetteville

Filings * 169 * 189 * 200 * 190 * 293

Fees * $8,200 * $9,050 * $9,950 * $9,150 * $14,000

Rogers

Filings * 1,440 * 1,367 * 973 * 1,169 * 876

Fees * $72,000 * $68,350 * $48,650 * $58,450 * $43,800

Springdale

Filings * 161 * 352 * 572 * 583 * 471

Fees * $8,050 * $13,400 * $31,700 * $29,150 * $23,500

Source: Arkansas Administrative Office Of The Courts

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