Mississippi Small Claims Court: An Overview

From maximum dollar limits to statutes of limitations, learn the basics about small claims court in Mississippi.

What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in Mississippi?

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $3,500.

Which court hears small claims cases in Mississippi?

Small claims cases in Mississippi are heard in the Justice Court.

What is the statute of limitations period for filing a claim in small claims court in Mississippi?

For information on Mississippi's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Mississippi?

You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Mississippi.

Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in Mississippi?

Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in Mississippi.

Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, either party may demand a jury trial.

Where can I get more information about small claims court in Mississippi?

For more information about Mississippi small claims court, see www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/justicecourt/justicecourt.html.

Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).

Updated: October 1, 2015

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