The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $10,000.
Small claims cases in Utah are heard in the Small Claims Department (District Court).
For information on Utah'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.
In Utah, the defendant may file a written answer at least 15 days before trial, but only if a counterclaim ($10,000 max) is being filed. Otherwise, an answer is not required.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Utah.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Utah, but must be heard by a higher court.
In Utah, there is no provision for jury trials.
For more information about Utah small claims court, see www.utcourts.gov/howto/smallclaims.
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