I'm thinking about making a case vs my apartment complex for some rent check problem, that they have failed to resolve. It's been about a year since the problem has occurred and they are taking no step to reimburse me. So, I'm thinking about taking this to small claims court. Has anybody ever gone to small claims court? I have a couple questions about it, if you could answer. Is there a required fee that the plaintiff has to pay? If yes, how much? Is there a claims court in Ames, or do I have to go to the county seat? Is it hard to file a claim and how long does it take? Thanks!