Nevada Small Claims Court: An Overview

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

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

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $10,000.

Which court hears small claims cases in Nevada?

Small claims cases in Nevada are heard in the Small Claims Action (Justice Court).

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

For information on Nevada'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 Nevada?

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

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

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

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

In Nevada, there is no provision for jury trials.

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

For more information about Nevada small claims court, see http://www.lasvegasjusticecourt.us/divisions/small_claims/index.php [Las Vegas]; https://www.washoecounty.us/rjc/divisions/civil/small-claims-civil.php [Reno].

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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