File a Small Claims Case
The City of Orem Justice Court is excited to join the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) pilot project on August 5, 2019. If you will be filing a small claims case with our court on August 5, 2019 or later, you will need to complete specific ODR forms. These forms are located online at https://www.utcourts.gov/smallclaimsodr/ . You can also come to the Orem Justice Court and we will provide the forms to you.
The City of Orem Justice Court has jurisdiction over small claims cases if the defendant (person being sued) resides in Orem City or the debt arose within the Orem City limits.
Small claims can be filed for a claim up to $11,000. The claim must be for actual damages (can’t file for treble damages).
The fee to file a small claims case is:
$60 if the claim is less than $2,000
$100 if the claim is for $2,001 - $7,500
$185 if the claim is for $7,501 - $11,000
After the case is filed with the court, the plaintiff (person filing the claim) is responsible to serve the defendant notice of the suit.
If you are filing a small claims case prior to August 5, 2019, you can obtain the forms at online at https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/smallclaims/ or contact the court.