Chart: Statutes of Limitations in All 50 States

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The chart below contains common statutes of limitations for all 50 states, expressed in years.

Warning We provide this chart as a rough guide. Check your state's actual statutes of limitation for the time limit for your specific claim, which may be different than what you read here. For example, time limits for filing a lawsuit to recover on a bad debt are often shorter than the time limits for filing a lawsuit for breaches of other types of contracts. (See Nolo's Legal Research area for tips and links to websites where you can read your state's statutes online.)

Statutes of Limitations for the 50 States (and the District of Columbia)

StatestatuteWritten Contractoral contractInjuryproperty damage
AlabamaAla. Code § 6-2-2 et seq. *6626
AlaskaAlaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq.3326 (real property); 2 (personal property)
ArizonaAriz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.6322
ArkansasArk. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.5333
CaliforniaCal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.4223
ColoradoColo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.6622
ConnecticutConn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.6332
DelawareDel. Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8101 et seq.3332
District of ColumbiaD.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.3333
FloridaFla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.5444
GeorgiaGa. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.6424
HawaiiHaw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.6622
IdahoIdaho Code § 5-201 et seq.5423
Illinois735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.10525
IndianaInd. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq.10626 (real property); 2 (personal property)
IowaIowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.10525
KansasKan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.5322
KentuckyKy. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.15515 (real property); 2 (personal property)
LouisianaLa. civil code § 3492 et seq.101011
MaineMe. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.6666
MarylandMd. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq.3333
MassachusettsMass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.6633
MichiganMich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.6633
MinnesotaMinn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.6666
MississippiMiss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.6333
MissouriMo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.5555
MontanaMont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq.8532
NebraskaNeb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.5444
NevadaNev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.6423
New HampshireN.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.3333
New JerseyN.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.6626
New MexicoN.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.6434
New YorkN.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.6633
North CarolinaN.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.3333
North DakotaN.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.6666
OhioOhio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et seq.15624
OklahomaOkla. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 91 et seq.5322
OregonOr. Rev. Stat. § 12.010 et seq.66106
Pennsylvania42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.4422
Rhode IslandR. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.1010310
South CarolinaS.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq.3333
South DakotaS.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.6636
TennesseeTenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.6613
TexasTex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001 et seq.4422
UtahUtah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq.6443
VermontVt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.6633
VirginiaVa. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.5325
WashingtonWash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq.6333
West VirginiaW. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.10522
WisconsinWis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq.6636
WyomingWyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq.10844

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