Las Vegas Small Claims Forms

You can download the small claims forms on your computer by clicking one of the listed formats underneath the form's title in the list below.

  • A "Word Form" is formatted to be used in Microsoft Word and can be completed, printed, and saved on your computer using that software.
  • A "PDF Fillable" form can be opened using Adobe (which is available free of charge) and can be completed and printed on your computer. You may not be able to save the completed form on your computer, however, depending on your system and software.  If you need to download Adobe, click here.
  • A "PDF Nonfillable" form can be opened using Adobe (which is available free of charge).  The form cannot be completed on your computer, but you can print out the form and complete it by hand.  If you need to download Adobe, click here.
  • "Instructions" or "Reference" is an Adobe PDF file that contains materials relating to such things as directions on completing a form, information on court practice and procedure, and the like. If you need to download Adobe, click here
  • "Form Guide" is an Adobe PDF file that contains the form itself, marked up to show what information needs to be included in what blank. If you need to download Adobe,  click here.

Each form has a tip or a description below the form's title. This tip or description does not contain all the information you need to know about the form, so make sure you have studied the small claims process, and for information about how to fill out and file court forms, read Basics of Court Forms and Filings.

Small Claims Forms (Las Vegas Only)


ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT
A judgment creditor (person who won a case) can record a judgment as a lien against a property. The judgment creditor fills out this form and submits it to the court. Once he has a certified copy of it, he records it with the Clark County Recorder's Office.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE


AMENDED COMPLAINT & INSTRUCTIONS
An amended complaint form can be used when a plaintiff wants to make a change to his complaint. These changes can include adding or removing a party to the case or changing the amount of the claim. The filed amended complaint and instructions (pages 2-3) must be served on the defendant(s).
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

AMENDED COUNTERCLAIM & INSTRUCTIONS
An amended counterclaim form can be used when a counterclaimant wants to make a change to his counterclaim. These changes can include adding or removing a party to the case or changing the amount of the claim. The filed amended counterclaim and instructions (pages 2-3) must be served on the counterdefendant(s).
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

APPEAL PACKET
If you are appealing your case to the Eighth Judicial District Court, fill out this entire packet and file with the Las Vegas Justice Court. You will be required to either pay a $250.00 bond or the entire amount of the judgment against you, unless the court ordered otherwise. A bond cannot be waived.
PDF NONFILLABLE | FORM GUIDE

CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Use this form if any of your contact information has changed. File it with the court.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

CLAIM OF EXEMPTION FROM EXECUTION
This form can be used when a judgment debtor (person who owes money) or a third-party is being executed on, and believes the property that might be taken is exempt under Nevada law. This form must be filed within 10 days of when the notice of attachment or garnishment was mailed. After this form is filed, it must be mailed to the sheriff or constable, the judgment creditor (person owed the money), and the garnishee (usually the bank or employer).
WORD FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE


COMPLAINT & INSTRUCTIONS
The small claims complaint form is filed with the court along with a copy of the mailed demand letter and proof that the demand letter was mailed via certified mail. These are the only documents required and filed to open a case. The instructions (pages 2-3) must be served on the defendant after a trial date has been entered on the summons at the bottom of the complaint.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

COUNTERCLAIM & INSTRUCTIONS
If a defendant wants to sue the plaintiff, this counterclaim form must be filed and a $71.00 fee will be charged.  The counterclaim and instructions (pages 2-3) must be served on the plaintiff/counterdefendant after the counterclaim has been filed.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

DECLARATION FOR RENEWAL OF JUDGMENT
A judgment creditor (person who won a case) can use this form if she wants to renew the judgment. This form must be filed at least 90 days before the expiration of a judgment.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

DEMAND LETTER
The demand letter does not get filed with the court, but is mailed via certified mail.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

DOCUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF SERVICE
This form can be used to attach documents showing that a party was properly served, but the document provided by the server is not on a Las Vegas Justice Court small claims form.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

DOCUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF (GENERAL)
This form can be used to attach documents to support another document you have filed in the case.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

FEE WAIVER OR APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS
PDF Fillable

FLOWCHART OF LAS VEGAS SMALL CLAIMS PROCESS
PDF

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CONSTABLE
This document is not filed with the court, but it is prepared and provided to the constable by the winning party along with the filed Writ of Execution. Use this form if you paid a filing fee on your case. If your filing fee was waived, use the Instructions to the Sheriff instead.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SHERIFF
This document is not filed with the court, but it is prepared and provided to the sheriff by the winning party along with the filed Writ of Execution. Use this form if your filing fee was waived. If you paid a filing fee, use the Instructions to the Constable instead.
WORD FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MEMORANDUM OF COSTS & DISBURSEMENTS
Fill out this form if you are a plaintiff or a counterclaimant and file it with the court prior to your trial date. If you used the sheriff, constable, or a private process server to have documents served, make sure you attach a statement showing proof of that cost.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION FOR ORDER ALLOWING EXAMINATION OF JUDGMENT DEBTOR
If you won a judgment and you want to draw the other side into court to find out more information about their assets, fill out this form for filing. The court will set a date, and you will have to serve the other side with the order that notes the examination date.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE | FORM GUIDE

MOTION FOR SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT

A party files this motion when he has satisfied or paid off a judgment against him. After filing, wait for the judge to grant and issue an Order for Satisfaction of Judgment.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION FOR SERVICE OF SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT OR COUNTERCLAIM BY CERTIFIED MAIL

This document has three parts and must be completed in the following steps: 
Step 1: The third page of the packet, titled Declaration of Due Diligence in Support of Motion for Service of Small Claims Complaint by Certified Mail, should have been completed by the party who tried to serve the defendant. File this document with the court.
Step 2: Fill out and file the first two pages of the packet, titled Motion for Service of Small Claims Complaint by Certified Mail.
Step 3: Wait and see if the judge grants your motion. You will receive an Order for Service of Small Claims Complaint by Certified Mail if the judge grants your motion. If the judge denies your motion, you cannot continue.
Step 4:  Serve the complaint and instructions by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Step 5: Fill out and file the last page of the packet titled Certificate of Mailing. If the postal card is not returned with a date and signature, use a printout from the United States Postal Service's website showing the certified mail delivery being made. The day the mail was delivered is considered the date of service.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE
If you need to appear telephonically, file this motion as soon as possible. The court needs sufficient time to get the judge's approval for a telephonic appearance, so it will not get granted if it is filed too close to the hearing date.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO CONTINUE
If you need to continue or extend a court date, file this motion as soon as possible. If the court does grant you a continuance or extension, the court will issue a re-notice of the new dates to both sides.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO DISMISS
If you believe your case should be dismissed, you can use this form to request dismissal from the judge. There is no guarantee that this motion will be set for hearing. A judge can make a decision without calling the parties for a hearing.
PDF FILLABLE

MOTION TO ENTER MEDIATED AGREEMENT AS JUDGMENT
This form is filled out and filed when one of the parties does not perform according to the agreement in mediation. After filing, wait until you receive a signed order from the judge.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO PLACE ON CALENDAR
This form is used when the other motion forms do not apply and you are asking the judge to order something. This form is asking the judge to set your request for hearing. After filling out and filing this form, wait until you receive a signed order from the judge.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO RELEASE EXECUTION
The judgment creditor (person owed money) can use this form to request that money held under a writ be released. If it is granted, the court will issue an order releasing the funds.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
This form can be used by you if you are a defendant or counterdefendant who has had a default judgment entered against you, and you want to contest it. The court can set this for hearing or decide on it without a hearing. After filling it out and filing, wait until you receive a signed order from the judge or a notice to appear in court.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

MOTION TO SET ASIDE DISMISSAL
This form can be used if your case was dismissed and you want the court to reconsider that dismissal. The court can set this for hearing or decide on it without a hearing. After filling it out and filing, wait until you receive a signed order from the judge or a notice to appear in court.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

NOTICE OF BANKRUPTCY ACTION
This form can be used if a defendant filed a bankruptcy and attaches a Notice of Filing; if the defendant previously filed a bankruptcy and that case was dismissed and attaches a Notice of Dismissal; if the defendant previously filed a bankruptcy and that case was discharged and attaches a Notice of Discharge; or if defendant filed a bankruptcy, and the bankruptcy court lifted the stay as to the pending small claims case, and defendant attaches the Order Lifting the Stay.
PDF NONFILLABLE


NOTICE OF EXECUTION AFTER JUDGMENT
This form does not require anything to be filled out. Print it out and attach this Notice to your completed Writ of Execution.
PDF NONFILLABLE


NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL

A plaintiff or counterplaintiff files this form when he no longer wants to continue his case. Checking "with prejudice" means you will not file any other claims regarding this matter. Checking "without prejudice" means you may file a new claim for the same matter. You can dismiss the entire case or certain defendants by using this form.
PDF FILLABLE

OBJECTION TO CLAIM OF EXEMPTION FROM EXECUTION
This form can be used when a judgment creditor (person who is owed money) objects to the Claim of Exemption from Execution filed by the judgment debtor (person who owes money). This form must be filed within 8 days of the service of the Claim of Exemption from Execution. After it is filed, it must be mailed to the sheriff or constable, the judgment debtor, and the garnishee (usually the bank or employer).
WORD FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE


OPPOSITION (GENERIC)
This form can be used if you are opposing a motion that the other party filed. It must be filed and mailed to the other side.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO ENTER MEDIATED AGREEMENT AS JUDGMENT
This form can be used if the other side filed a Motion to Enter Mediation Agreement as Judgment and you disagree with it. The court might set this for hearing or decide on it without a hearing. After filling it out and filing, wait until you receive a signed order from the judge or a notice to appear in court.
PDF NONFILLABLE 

PROOF OF SERVICE (FOR COUNTERPLAINTIFF)
After the counterclaim is filed, counterplaintiff should give this proof of service form to the constable, sheriff, process server, or other neutral third-party. The party that serves the counterdefendant with the counterclaim and instructions will fill this form out, and the counterplaintiff will file it with the court.
PDF NONFILLABLE

PROOF OF SERVICE (GENERAL)
Any party can use this form to show that a document was served. If you are a plaintiff showing that a complaint was served, do not use this form; use the Proof of Service by Plaintiff. If you are a counterclaimant showing that a counterclaim was served; do not use this form; use the Proof of Service by Counterplaintiff.
PDF NONFILLABLE

PROOF OF SERVICE (FOR PLAINTIFF)
After the complaint is filed and a trial date has been entered on the summons at the bottom of the complaint, plaintiff should give this proof of service form to the constable, sheriff, process server, or other neutral third-party. The party that serves the defendant with the complaint and instructions will fill this form out, and the plaintiff will file it with the court.
PDF NONFILLABLE

 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT
A party files this document if a judgment was in her favor, and she wants the court to issue an order that the judgment has been paid and satisfied.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE

SUBPOENA
If you are requesting the appearance of a witness or a witness to bring documents to your trial, fill out this form and bring it to the Las Vegas Justice Court clerk's office for issuing. Once the deputy clerk signs it, you will have to make sure it is properly served on the party.
PDF FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE | FORM GUIDE

WRIT OF EXECUTION
This form must be typed, except for the signature line. Once this form has been filled out and filed, the Notice of Execution After Judgment must be attached as pages 3-6.
WORD FILLABLE | PDF FILLABLE | FORM GUIDE

WRIT OF GARNISHMENT
This form must be typed. It is not filed with the court, but after it is completed, it is given to the sheriff or constable along with the filed Writ of Execution.
WORD FILLABLE | PDF NONFILLABLE | FORM GUIDE

You might also find forms relating to small claims on the following websites or on an individual justice court's website.  Click to visit Justice Courts.

The Self-Help Center forms have been approved for use in all courts in Clark County (unless the form or its listing above indicates it is designed to be used only in a particular court).  However, use of the Self-Help Center forms is not mandatory, and a justice court may have alternative versions of a form available to the public.

Not every form can be found online. If you can't find a form suitable to your needs on the Internet, you may have to create a form using a sample, an outline, or instructions from a variety of resources. Your local law library will be a terrific resource and the place to start your research.