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Small Claims Actions

  • The purpose of Small Claims is to resolve disputes, not as a collection agency.
  • Cases may be filed for the recovery of money or services rendered where the amount claimed does not exceed $7,500.00.
  • The defendant being sued must be a resident of Churchill County, or have a business license to do business in Churchill County, or be employed in Churchill County.

Filing Fees
The following amounts are due to the court for the preparation and filing of small claims:

 Amount of Claim                                                         Filing Fee
 If the sum claimed does not exceed $1,000.00                                                                                                                        $46
 If the sum claimed is $1,000.01 to $2,500.0                                                                          $66
 If the sum claimed is $2,500.01 to $5,000.00                                                                        $86
 If the sum claimed is $5,000.01 to $7,500.00                                                                       $126
 On the appearance of any defendant answering jointly at the time of appearance                        $51