Small Claims Information

The Vernal Justice Court only has jurisdiction to hear a Small Claims case if the defendant resides in the City limits or the debt was incurred in the City of Vernal.

Small Claim Fees

Fees for filing an affidavit are calculated by amount of judgment being sought.

Amount Being SoughtFee
$0 to $2,000$60
$2,001 to $7,500$100
$7,501 to $10,000$185

Counter Affidavit Fees

Amount Being SoughtFee
$0 to $2,000$50
$2,001 to $7,500$70
$7,501 to $10,000$120

Other Fees

Appeal (Trial De Novo)
$10 to Justice Court, $225 to District Court

For all small claim forms and instructions, go to the Utah State Courts website.