Oklahoma Small Claims Court: An Overview

Find out about Oklahoma's small claims process.

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

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

Which court hears small claims cases in Oklahoma?

Small claims cases in Oklahoma are heard in the Small Claims Procedure (District Court).

How long does the defendant have to answer the small claims court complaint?

In Oklahoma, the defendant may file a written answer, at least 72 hours before the appearance date, but only if a counterclaim is being filed. Otherwise, an answer is not required.

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Oklahoma?

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

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

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

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

In Oklahoma, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court unless the claim or counterclaim is more than $1,500. In this situation, either party may demand a jury trial at least two working days before the time set for the defendant's appearance.

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

For more information about Oklahoma small claims court, see www.oklahomacounty.org/courtclerk/SmallClaims.htm.

Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles and a Small Claims Court FAQ. 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).

Last updated on 10/01/09.

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