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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.

What is a small claims case?

A small claims case is a civil lawsuit where the plaintiff (the person who filed the lawsuit) sues the defendant (the person being sued) for $3,500 or less. A.R.S. § 22-503(A)

Small claims:
  • Take place in Justice Court
  • Often do not allow attorneys
  • Judgments cannot be appealed