Small Claims Court

Mediation services through the Consumer Protection Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office are often successful, but there are times when mediation efforts do not bring a dispute to a satisfactory resolution for the parties involved.  Small claims court is another avenue that is available in some instances to resolve a dispute.  Important information to know about small claims court in Nebraska includes the following:

  • Legal procedures are held to a minimum and lawyers may not participate.
  • Small claims court is a division of county court and the hearings are conducted by a county judge.
  • Small claims court is limited to civil (non-criminal) actions involving disputes over amounts of money owed, damage to property, or seeking the return of personal property.
  • Judgments in small claims court may not exceed $3,600.

For more information about small claims court, please visit the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch website: