Small Claims

The whole process of Small Claims Court is to provide a quick, simple, effective, and inexpensive way for people to resolve their monetary disputes fairly. Small Claims Court is limited to granting money judgments only and cannot, for instance, order the return or replacement of an item. 

On our forms page, you will find forms and helpful instructions. Please remember that although our clerks are always happy to help you, it is against the law for them to offer legal advice.


Filing a Complaint
We have provided General Instructions for Small Claims on our Forms page. It is important to follow the instructions.  You will file the Small Claims Affidavit and Small Claims Worksheet with our office along with an Initial Appearance Affirmation.  Our clerk will also have you submit a Civil Cover Sheet.  Be prepared to pay a Filing Fee.  If you are filing a complaint against a business, contact the Storey County Business License Division to obtain the name of the licensee. If you are suing a corporation, contact the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State Agent. If you are filing a complaint against a governmental entity or employee, you will want to find out where to properly serve your complaint. In any event, the correct name(s) must appear on the complaint when the document is filed. Additional Small Claims Forms are also available on our Forms page.

Answering a Complaint
We have provided General Instructions for Small Claims on our Forms page where you will also find a  Small Claims Answer.  Remember that it is important to follow the instructions.