The Justice of the Peace can hear lawsuits against individuals or companies for money damages, (up to a maximum of $10,000), suffered as a result of accidents, property damage, or breach of a contract or agreement. Justices of the Peace also hear "forcible detainer cases" - commonly referred to as "evictions". Civil cases are filed in the Justice Court in one of the following categories.
- Small Claims Case
- Debt Claim Case
- Repair and Remedy Case
- Eviction Case
Refer to the Civil Suits page for details on each category.