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Small Claim limit raised

The limit in small claims cases has been raised from $2,700 to $3,500 as of July 1, 2010. The Nebraska Unicameral set the amount during the most recent legislative session which raised the limit on claims by $800. The adjustment is effective July 1, through June 30, 2015.

Small claims courts provide citizens of the State of Nebraska a prompt and inexpensive way to resolve minor disputes. Hearings are informal and legal procedures are kept to a minimum. 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 matters involving disputes regarding amounts of money owed, damage to property or seeking the return of personal property. Judgments sought or the amount of money claimed may not exceed $3,500.

For more information on the small claims process, view the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site ( and click on the Small Claims Court button or visit your local county court.