Small Claims Court Limits

Michael David April 22, 2008 0


Small Claims Court – Jurisdictional Limits

The following table shows the jurisdictional limits of Small Claims Courts for all states.

(Small Claims Courts have maximum dollar amounts that can be sought in small claims cases).

 

Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
Alabama Small Claims Court $3,000
Alaska Small Claims Court $10,000
Arizona Small Claims Court $2,500
Arkansas Small Claims Court $5,000
California Small Claims Court $7,500
Colorado Small Claims Court $7,500
Connecticut Small Claims Court $5,000
Delaware Small Claims Court $15,000
Florida Small Claims Court $5,000
Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
Georgia Small Claims Court $15,000
Hawaii Small Claims Court $3,500
Idaho Small Claims Court $4,000
Illinois Small Claims Court $10,000
Indiana Small Claims Court $6,000
Iowa Small Claims Court $5,000
Kansas Small Claims Court $4,000
Kentucky Small Claims Court $1,500
Louisiana Small Claims Court $3,000
Maine Small Claims Court $4,500
Maryland Small Claims Court $5,000
Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
Massachusetts Small Claims Court $2,000
Michigan Small Claims Court $3,000
Minnesota Small Claims Court $7,500
Mississippi Small Claims Court $2,500
Missouri Small Claims Court $3,000
Montana Small Claims Court $3,000
Nebraska Small Claims Court $2,700
Nevada Small Claims Court $5,000
New Hampshire Small Claims Court $5,000
New Jersey Small Claims Court $3,000
Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
New Mexico Small Claims Court $10,000
New York Small Claims Court $5,000
North Carolina Small Claims Court $5,000
North Dakota Small Claims Court $5,000
Ohio Small Claims Court $3,000
Oklahoma Small Claims Court $6,000
Oregon Small Claims Court $5,000
Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
Pennsylvania Small Claims Court $10,000/
$8,000
Rhode Island Small Claims Court $1,500
South Carolina Small Claims Court $7,500 1
South Dakota Small Claims Court $8,000
Tennessee Small Claims Court $15,000 2
Texas Small Claims Court $10,000
Utah Small Claims Court $7,500
Vermont Small Claims Court $3,500
Virginia Small Claims Court $5,000
Jurisdiction Maximum Dollar Amount
Washington Small Claims Court $4,000
West Virginia Small Claims Court $5,000
Wisconsin Small Claims Court $5,000
Wyoming Small Claims Court $7,000
1 No limit in landlord-tenant cases.
2 However, in counties of more than 700,000 in population, the limit is $25,000 (Anderson County and Shelby County). There is no limit in forcible entry and detainer cases or to recover specific personal property, except $25,000 limit for alternative money judgments in personal property cases in counties of less than 700,000.

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