Wyoming Small Claims Court: An Overview

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

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

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $6,000.

Which court hears small claims cases in Wyoming?

Small claims cases in Wyoming are heard in the Small Claims Case (Circuit Court).

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

For information on Wyoming'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 Wyoming?

You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Wyoming. If one party appears with an attorney, the other party is entitled to a continuance to obtain one.

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

Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Wyoming, but must be heard by a higher court.

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

In Wyoming, either party may request a jury trial.

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

For more information about Wyoming small claims court, see http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Supreme/CourtRule?CourtRuleCategoryID=8.

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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