Small Claims Information

You may file your claim in this court only if:

  • The party you are suing must reside, work or operates a business in the Tonopah Township.  You must have both a current physical and mailing address of the defendant. If your claim meets this criteria, you will file your claim at the Tonopah Justice Court.
  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You have demanded payment of the amount for which you are suing.  A letter sent by certified mail with return receipt serves as proof that a demand has been made.  Allow sufficient time for a reply. If there is no satisfactory reply, bring in your post office certified mail receipt or other proof, and we will file your claim.
  • Your claim is for money only and does not exceed $10,000. If your claim is for more that $10,000, you may waive any amount over that sum and sue for just $10,000; however, you cannot divide a claim and file separate actions to reduce the sum claimed to meet the maximum allowed. If your claim exceeds $10,000, we suggest you contact an attorney.

Additional information can be obtained by clicking the link below.

Civil Law Self-Help Center