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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 to $7,500 with less formality than a regular court proceeding. It's held within local justice courts and is presided over by a justice of the peace (JP). It's 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 can't 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 City Justice Court
501 Avenue G
Boulder City, NV 89005

Bunkerville Justice Court
190 W Virgin St
Bunkerville, NV 89007

Goodsprings Justice Court
23120 Las Vegas Blvd So
Jean, NV 89019

Henderson Justice Court
243 S Water St
Henderson, NV 89015

Las Vegas Justice Court
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Laughlin Justice Court
101 Civic Way, Suite 2
Laughlin, NV 89029

Mesquite Justice Court
500 Hillside Dr
Mesquite, NV 89027

Moapa Justice Court
1340 E Highway 168
Moapa, NV 89025

Moapa Valley Justice Court
320 N Moapa Valley Blvd
Overton, NV 89040

North Las Vegas Justice Court
2428 N Martin Luther King Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Searchlight Justice Court
1090 Cottonwood Cove Rd
Searchlight, NV 89046

Legal Aid Center offers free classes on small claims court. Click here to see the class schedule. Click here to register.