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Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Superior Court, on the Small Claims Section,  Special Civil Part.

Claim Limit:  $3,000.00

Answer Period:  Defendant may file an answer within 35 days of service, but only if a counterclaim is being filed.

Attorney Representation: New Jersey permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.

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

Jury Trial:  Permitted only if the defendant files a demand at least five days before the return of the summons.

Statutes of Limitations (N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 2 years
– Real Property: 6 years
– Personal Property: 6 years

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