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Small Claims Limit Increasing Soon

On May 12, 2009 Utah's small claims court jurisdiction will increase from $7,500 to $10,000.

Small claims courts use simplified rules of procedure and evidence. They are designed so that people can go to court to resolve their disputes for amounts under the jurisdictional limit without an attorney.

In Utah, small claims cases can be heard in District and Justice courts.

While the small claims process is designed to be easier for the self-represented person, cases can get complicated, so consider some of the options on the court's Finding Legal Help page including mediation, legal clinics and limited legal help.

Additional small claims resources:

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