NH Law About... Small Claims

Introduction to... Small Claims

Revised December 12, 2014; December 16, 2016.

Small claims court is intended to be a simple, speedy, and informal procedure. Attorneys are allowed to handle small claims cases but more often parties represent themselves.  The District Division's website has extensive information about small claims including definitions, checklists, forms, and electronic filing (efiling). Nolo's Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court is intended for non-lawyers and is very helpful but it isn't specifically about New Hampshire law so researchers should be sure to check the District Division's website as well.  

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WEBSITES

Circuit Court. District Division. Small Claims (e-filing)  GO>

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Circuit Court. District Division. Small Claims Mediation  GO>

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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court by Ralph Warner. Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2016  GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 503. Litigation of Small Claims.  GO>

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RSA 524. Judgments  GO>

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RSA 511. Attachments  GO>

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RSA 511-A. Pre-judgment Attachment Procedure  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

Learn About New Hampshire Statutes: New Hampshire statutes are the laws of the State of New Hampshire as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court. GO>
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT RULES

Circuit Court. District Division. Small Claims Actions (Rules 4.1 to 4.29)

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This is a link to all District Division rules. Rules for small claims actions start about three-quarters of the way down the page.   GO>

Circuit Court. District Division. Small Claims Electronic Filing Pilot Rules  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... LexisNexis NH Court Rules Annotated  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... West's NH Rules of Court. State  GO>

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Learn About New Hampshire Court Rules: Follow this link to learn how to search court rules online as well as what court rules are and how they're published. GO>
 

FOR MORE HELP ...

Circuit Court. District Division. Service Center

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The Service Center answers questions about procedures in District Court cases. Email districtservice@courts.state.nh.us or call 603-271-6545.   GO>

Find Your Court

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Search for your court alphabetically by town or click on the links to the specific courts.   GO>

New Hampshire Law Library

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