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What’s the maximum amount I can sue for in small claims court?
What’s the maximum amount I can sue for in small claims court?

Learn about the value limit in small claims court

Ilya Schukin avatar
Written by Ilya Schukin
Updated over a week ago

It depends on the state you file your case in:

State / City

Small Case Max. Amount

California

  • $10,000 if you sue as a private individual.

  • $5,000 if you sue as a business.

NY

  • $3,000 if you sue in a Town or Village Court.

  • $5,000 if you sue in a City Court.

  • $10,000 if you sue in the New York City Court.

Florida

$8,000

Texas

$20,000

Illinois

$10,000

Arizona

$3,500

North Carolina

$10,000 limit for all cases.

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