Learn more about Small claims

Small Claims court is a special civil court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. The rules are simple and informal.

Maximum amount that you can sue for depends on who you are and who you are suing:

If you are: You can sue for up to:
An individual or Sole Proprietor $10,000.00
A Corporation or Business $5,000.00


For exceptions to the limits, please visit here Leaving site.

The following pages can assist you with the process of researching your case include damages and statute of limitations:

Need help deciding whether small claims court is right for you?

If your legal issue falls under the jurisdiction of Small Claims court, the court provides an individualized report with resources including information on filing, mediation, etc. To begin, please check out our Small Claims Online Interview/Triage Program Leaving site.

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