Small Claims Court

For the most current information please visit the Small Claims Court section on the Civil Law Self-Help Center website.

What is Small Claims Court?
Small Claims Court is a special proceeding designed to resolve disputes involving suits for money damages of $1.00 to $7,500 with less formality than a regular court proceeding. It is held within local Justice Courts and is presided over by a Justice of the Peace (JP). It is designed to be used without hiring a lawyer. The law governing Small Claims Courts is located at NRS, Chapter 73 and Justice Courts Rules of Civil Procedure (JCRCP) 88 -100.

Small Claims Court cannot grant any relief other than money damages. For example, the Justice of the Peace cannot order someone to return property or make rulings regarding who owns land. In Clark County, small claims are heard in all 11 Justice Courts including the justice courts of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and the Rural Courts as follows:

Boulder Justice Court 505 Avenue G Boulder City, Nevada 89005 (702) 455-8000
Bunkerville Justice Court 190 Virgin Street Bunkerville, Nevada 89007 (702) 346-5711
Goodsprings Justice Court 1 Main Street, Jean, Nevada 89019 (702) 874-1405
Laughlin Justice Court 101 Civic Way Suite 2 Laughlin, Nevada 89029 (702) 298-4622
Mesquite Justice Court 500 Hillside Drive Mesquite, Nevada 89027 (702) 346-5298
Moapa Justice Court 1340 East Street, Highway 168 Moapa, Nevada 89025 (702) 864-2333
Moapa Valley Justice Court 320 Moapa Valley Boulevard Overton, Nevada 89040
Searchlight Justice Court 1090 Cottonwood Cove Road Searchlight, Nevada 89046 (702) 297-1252

Legal Aid Center offers free classes on Small Claims Court.  For a list of dates and times, please visit the CLASS CALENDAR on this website. 

SMALL CLAIMS COURT CLASS MANUAL

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