Small Claims Information

Considerations Before Filing a Small Claim

Small claims court can be used by any individual, partnership, association, or corporation as long as the claim does not exceed $3,500.  Either person may object to the proceeding being in small claims; the case would then be transferred to civil court and the objector would be assessed the transfer fee.  You are solely responsible for prosecuting or defending the claim or recovering any monetary awards. Since the procedure is simplified, lawyers are not allowed unless both sides agree that can participate.  The clerks at each of the courts are not attorneys and are not authorized to give legal advice. It is not the responsibility of the clerk to advise you if you have a legal claim. The clerk is not responsible for any error you may make in asserting or defending the claim. The court does not take sides or render an opinion regarding the merits of a claim. There are certain steps you must follow to pursue your case properly.

Tags:
Court Logo

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us


© , Arizona Bar Foundation | All Rights Reserved


This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state-to-state or county-to-county, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.

Search

feedback
feedback