Mississippi Small Claims Court Information

In Mississippi, Small Claims cases are heard in Justice Court.

  • Statues: Mississippi Code Annotated Title 9, Ch. 11, Sections 9-27, Title 11, Ch. 9, Article 3, Sections 101-147, Title 11, Ch. 51, Section 85.
  • Dollar Limit: $3,500.
  • Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or where breach/injury occurred; if defendant is nonresident, where breach/injury occurred.
  • Service: By sheriff, deputy sheriff, or constable; in "emergency" situation, if none of these available, clerk may appoint reputable person to serve process.
  • Hearing Date: Set by court.
  • Attorneys: Allowed.
  • Transfer: No provision.
  • Appeals: By either side for new trial; to Circuit Court within 10 days.
  • Special Provisions: Jury trial available. Replevin is allowed. Some help to collect judgments is available.

Note: This section outlines the special rules that apply to the small claims courts of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Filing fees are not listed because they vary greatly and change frequently. Because court rules may change at any time, always check with the clerk of the small claims court to verify the accuracy of the information given for your state.

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