A multiple plate clutch device is provided to conserve space. In a reverse hydraulic brake device 7, a plurality of teeth 35 is formed next to one another in a circumferential direction in an inner peripheral surface portion 31 of a transmission case 21. A plurality of first brake plates 24 includes engagement teeth 41, 42. The engagement teeth 41, 42 engage the plurality of teeth 35 on the inner peripheral surface portion 31 such that the plurality of first brake plates 24 is axially movable and non-rotatable relative to the inner peripheral surface 31. A plurality of second brake plates 25 is disposed to alternate axially with the plurality of first brake plates 24. A piston 22 pushes the plates 24 and 25. Return springs 28 are disposed within deep grooves 37 that are between the teeth 35 and the inner peripheral surface portion 31. The return springs 28 urge the first plate 29 that is closest the piston 22 towards the piston 22.