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FAQ - Small Claims

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.

How to file a small claims case?

To file a small claims case the plaintiff (the person who files a lawsuit) submits the complaint with the justice court in the region where the defendant lives. There is a filing fee for filing a complaint. If the plaintiff cannot afford the fee, they may apply for a fee waiver or deferral. The claim cannot request an award over $3,500.