What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Wyoming. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It’s always a good idea to confirm the rules with the court or with further research.
Maximum Jurisdictional Dollar Amount: The maximum dollar amount is $7,000
Where Suit May Be Brought: Cases should be brought where the defendant resides or is found. A corporation is deemed to reside where it has principal place of business. Cases against nonresident defendants may be brought where the breach or injury occurred.
Proper Manner of Service of Process upon Defendant: Service may be made by certified or registered mail, or by sheriff, deputy, deputized process-server or court-approved adult.
How the Hearing Date Is Selected: 3-12 days from service.
Attorney Representation Rule: Attorneys are allowed.
Special Provisions Regarding Transfer or Jurisdiction of Cases: Allowed.
Availability of Appeals: Either side may appeal for a review of law, but not facts to upper court within 10 days.
Special Rules and Notes: A jury trial is available. No formal pleadings are required. Arbitration is available in some circumstances.
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