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What is the maximum I can sue for in my state?

Maximum Small Claims Amount Allowed
Alabama
$6,000
 
Alaska
$10,000
 
Arizona
$3,500
 
Arkansas
$5,000
 
California:
$10,000
(In the state of CA, licensed contractor or surety firm can only ask for the amount of $4,000, and business entities can only sue for $5,000)
Colorado
$7,500
Connecticut
$7,500
(No limit in claims against landlord-tenant security deposit claims)
Delaware
$15,000
 
District of Columbia
$5,000
Florida
$5,000
Georgia
$15,000
(No limit in claims against landlord/tenant cases)
Hawaii
$5,000
(No limit in landlord-tenant residential deposit cases. the return of must not be worth more than $5,000).
Idaho
$5,000
Illinois
$10,000
Indiana
$6,000
($6,000 for Marion and Allen counties)
Iowa
$5,000
Kansas
$4,000
Kentucky
$2,500
Louisiana
$5,000
Maine
$6,000
Maryland
$5,000
Massachusetts
$7,000
(No limit for claims against property damage caused by a motor vehicle.)
Michigan
$5,000
(Claims against motor vehicle damages in no-fault traffic accident is $500)
Minnesota
$15,000
(Claims based on a personal or household transactions is $4,000, and $15,000 for claims involving money or personal property subject to criminal forfeiture)
Mississippi
$3,500
Missouri
$5,000
Montana
$7,000
Nebraska
$3,500
Nevada
$10,000
New Hampshire
$7,500
New Jersey
$3,000-$15,000
New Mexico
$10,000
New York
$5,000
(The limit is $3,000 in town and justice courts).
North Carolina
$10,000
North Dakota
$15,000
Ohio
$6,000
Oklahoma
$7,500
Oregon
$10,000
Pennsylvania
$12,000
($12,000 in Philadelphia Municipal Court)
Rhode Island
$2,500
South Carolina
$7,500
South Dakota
$12,000
Tennessee
$25,000
($25,000 in Shelby and Anderson counties and no limit on claims against eviction suits or suits to recover personal property)
Texas
$10,000
($10,000 in some counties)
Utah
$10,000
Vermont
$5,000
Virginia
$5,000
(General district courts of VA hear claims around $4,500 to $15,000)
Washington
$5,000
West Virginia
$5,000
Wisconsin
$10,000
Tort/personal injury actions where the amount claimed is $5,000 or les
Wyoming
$6,000
($7,000 is the limit in circuit court)
 
 
 
 
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