4. South Dakota Small Claims Court: (For your information only - not a legal advice)
You can file your South Dacota small claims suit in the county where your contractor lives, or where the loss occurred.
To start your civil lawsuit in South Dakota, file a claim/statement with the Clerk of Court. You can find court forms with the Clerk of Court.
At the time of filing you will have to pay a filing fee (vary, depending on the amount that you sue for and the number of defendants). You can find your South Dakota filing fee using this online calculator.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $12,000 ;
- Attorney: allowed, but not required;
- Right to appeal: NO
You can find more information about South Dakota Small Claims Court here, or here, or contact the court where you are filing your claim.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".