Mississippi Small Claims Court: An Overview

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

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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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