The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $15,000.
Small claims cases in North Dakota are heard in the Small Claims Court (District Court).
For information on North Dakota's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statute of Limitations chart.
In North Dakota, the defendant must file a written answer within 20 days of service. Any counterclaim must be filed and served at least 48 hours before the hearing.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in North Dakota.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in North Dakota, but must be heard by a higher court.
In North Dakota, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.
For more information about North Dakota small claims court, see http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/forms/small/form1.pdf or http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/forms/Small/forms.htm.
Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).
Updated: October 1, 2015