The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $7,500.
Small claims cases in South Carolina are heard in the Magistrates Court.
For information on South Carolina's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.
In South Carolina, the defendant may file a written answer or an oral answer any time within 30 days after service.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in South Carolina.
Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in South Carolina.
In South Carolina, either party may request a jury trial in writing at least five days before the trial date.
For more information about South Carolina small claims court, see http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/selfhelp/FAQMagistrate.pdf.
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