Idaho Rules & Forms

Small Claims Court

Court:  Idaho residents file small claims cases are filed in the Small Claims Department of the Magistrate Division.

Claim Limit:  $5,000.00

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

Attorney Representation: Not permitted.

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

Jury Trial:  Jury trials not permitted.

Statutes of Limitations  (Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  5 years
– Oral Contract: 4 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years

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