Small Claims Limits By State

This list is provided as a resource, but it does not take the place of legal counsel or conducting your own research. You should confirm this information or see further detail on your State's website. 

STATE

SMALL CLAIM CAP

Alabama

$6,000

Alaska

$10,000

Arizona

$3,500

Arkansas

$5,000

California

$10,000 (for ind and sole proprietor)

Colorado

$7,500

Connecticut

$5,000

Delaware

$15,000

Florida

$5,000

Georgia

$15,000

Hawaii

$5,000

Idaho

$5,000

Illinois

$10,000

Indiana

$6,000

Iowa

$5,000

Kansas

$4,000

Kentucky

$2,500

Louisiana

$5,000

Maine

$6,000

Maryland

$5,000

Massachusetts

$7,000 (no limit for property damage caused by motor vehicle)

Michigan

$6,500

Minnesota

$$15,000 ($4,000 for claims involving consumer credit)

Mississippi

$3,500

Missouri

$5,000

Montana

$7,000

Nebraska

$3,600 (unitl June 30, 2020)

Nevada

$10,000

New Hampshire

$10,000

New Jersey

$3,000

New Mexico

$10,000

New York

$5,000

North Carolina

$10,000

North Dakota

$15,000

Ohio

$6,000

Oklahoma

$10,000

Oregon

$10,000

Pennsylvania

$12,000

Rhode Island

$2,500

South Carolina

$7,500

South Dakota

$12,000

Tennessee

$25,000 (no limit in eviction or in the recovery of personal property)

Texas

$10,000

Utah

$11,000

Vermont

$5,000

Virginia

$5,000

Washington

$5,000

West Virginia

$10,000

Wisconsin

$10,000 (no limit in evictions)

Wyoming

$6,000