What follows is a brief but informative summary of rules, procedures, and filings requirements for small claims court in Nevada. 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 $5,000.
Where Suit May Be Brought: Cases should be brought where the defendant resides or does business. A corporation is deemed to reside where it does business or maintains an office.
Proper Manner of Service of Process upon Defendant: Service may be made by certified or registered mail with return receipt mailed by clerk, sheriff, constable or court-approved adult or licensed process server.
How the Hearing Date Is Selected: Within 90 days from service.
Attorney Representation Rule: Attorneys are allowed.
Special Provisions Regarding Transfer or Jurisdiction of Cases: There is no provision.
Availability of Appeals: An appeal is available by either litigant for a review of law, not of facts to District Court within five days. At court’s discretion there may be a new trial.
Special Rules and Notes: No equitable relief.
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