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January 23, 2005

Small Claims Dollar Limits

Filed under: — David Giacalone @ 10:59 pm

compiled by the Small Claims Reform Project of HALT
An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform

SMALL CLAIMS’ Court DOLLAR LIMITS by State


As of January 1, 2005


Tennessee    $15,0001


Georgia          15,000


Alaska            10,000


New Mexico   10,000


Pennsylvania     80002


South Dakota    8000


Colorado           7500


Minnesota         7500


South Carolina   7500


Utah                 7500


Oklahoma         6000


Arkansas           5000


California          5000


D. C.                5000


Florida              5000


Illinois               5000


Iowa                 5000


Maryland          5000


Nevada             5000


New Hampshire 5000


North Carolina   5000


North Dakota     5000


Oregon              5000


Texas                5000


West Virginia     5000


Wisconsin          5000


New York         50003


Maine               4500


Idaho                4000


Kansas              4000


Washington       4000


Connecticut       3500


Hawaii              3500


Vermont           3500


Indiana             30004


Alabama           3000
Louisiana          3000
Michigan           3000
Missouri           3000
Montana           3000
New Jersey       3000
Ohio                 3000
Wyoming          3000
Arizona             2500
Rhode Island     2500
Nebraska          2400
Massachusetts   2000
Virginia             2000
Kentucky          1500
Delaware           no small claims
Mississippi         no small claims




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1 25,000 in Anderson County and Shelby County


2 10,000 in Philadelphia


3 Except for Justice Courts (upstate town and village courts), which are $3,000


4 $6000 in Allen and Marion Counties; becomes 6,000 statewide on 7/1/05

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