The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $3,500 (Small Claims Division); $10,000 (Justice Court).
Small claims cases in Arizona are heard in the Justice of the Peace Court.
For information on Arizona'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 Arizona, the defendant must file a written answer within 20 days to avoid default.
You are allowed only if both parties agree in writing to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Arizona.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Arizona, but must be heard by a higher court.
In Arizona, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.
For more information about Arizona small claims court, see http://www.jp.pima.gov/Info/SmallClaimsInfo/index.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