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FAQ - Civil Cases in Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What are the requirements and restrictions for filing a civil case in justice court?

Jurisdiction means the kinds of cases a court have the authority to hear.  In justice court to file a lawsuit the amount of the awarded judgment has to be less than $10,000.

  • A larger claim may be reduced to $10,000 and the remaining amount waived.
  • The court costs (filing and service fees) and attorney fees can be added onto the request for the $10,000.