Arizona Rules and Forms

Arizona Small Claims Court

AZCourt:  Arizona residents file small claims cases are filed in their local Justice of the Peace Court.

Claim Limit:  $2,500.00

Answer Period:  Defendant must file an answer to the complaint within 20 days.

Attorney Representation: Only permitted if both parties agree in writing.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases cannot be filed in small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Jury trials not permitted.

Statutes of Limitations  (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  6 years
– Oral Contract: 3 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 2 years
– Personal Property: 2 years

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