Once you receive your notice of hearing, you may, if you wish, request for your hearing to be done by mail. You must complete a sworn affidavit (forms are available at the District Court office). The affidavit must be received by 4:30pm the business day before the scheduled hearing, or it will NOT be considered, and YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE SCHEDULED HEARING DATE. If your affidavit is received timely, your hearing will be canceled and the Court will respond by mail with its findings within three weeks. By requesting your matter to be heard by mail, you give up any right to appeal.