Small claims cases are to recover money, and claims cannot exceed the jurisdictional limit. That limit is set by the Legislature in Utah Code Section 78A-8-102.
- $60 if the claim is less than $2,000
- $100 if the claim is greater than $2,000 and less than $7,500
- $185 if the claim is greater than $7,500 and less than $11,000
Visit http://www.utcourts.gov/howto/smallclaims/ for more information about Small Claims Court.
Where To File
A small claims case must be filed in the justice court where the defendant resides or where the claim arose (where the events happened).
If the defendant resides or the claim arose within a municipality and if the municipality has a justice court, file the case in the municipal justice court. If the municipality has no justice court, file the case in the county justice court. If the defendant resides or the claim arose in the unincorporated county , file the case in the county justice court.
Online Dispute Resolution Program
We are pleased to inform you that Utah County Justice Court has moved to the Utah State Court's Online Dispute Resolution program. This will change the way small claims matters are handled. ODR provides a platform for communication between parties, with the assistance of a facilitator, to attempt to negotiate a settlement. If a settlement is reached the necessary documents can be filed with the court through the ODR program all without having to ever appear in court. If a settlement is not reached, a trial will be scheduled.
If you are interested in learning more about ODR you can access the ODR information page at https://www.utcourts.gov/smallclaimsodr/ .
For a fee, the court can provide the forms needed to file a small claims case or you can print the forms from the website listed below :
Please see the checklist listed on this website for information on filing the case. If you have questions about which form(s) to use, please contact the court at (801) 851-7200.