Return of Earnest Money
Return of Earnest Money is a case to have money returned that was deposited for the purpose of purchasing real property, regardless of the amount. They are handled as Small Claims matters in the Civil Court and are filed in Room C-167 of the Civil Division of the Waukesha County Courthouse. Additional information about this subject can be found in the Legal Research section of this site under the Small Claims heading.
Return of Earnest Money is not a common case type. The packet below contains very general Small Claims information including the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions. It is recommended that you seek Legal Assistance when preparing this type of case.
Below you will find the Instructions and all the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of this court process. You have the option to:
- Print the forms in PDF or
- Complete the Word Fillable forms on-line
Please keep in mind that not all forms are due at the same time. Review the Instructions (we recommend that you print it and keep it with your papers) to determine in what order to complete each form and other tasks required.
Hint: ONLY COMPLETE THE TASKS IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED-Read ahead, but do not work ahead.