The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $15,000 (no limit in eviction cases).
Small claims cases in Georgia are heard in the Magistrate Court.
For information on Georgia'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 Georgia, the defendant must file a written answer, or make a personal appearance, within 30 days to avoid default.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Georgia.
Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in Georgia.
In Georgia, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.
For more information about Georgia small claims court, see http://consumer.georgia.gov/consumer-topics/magistrate-court.
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