Kansas Small Claims Court: An Overview

From maximum dollar limits to statutes of limitations, learn the basics about small claims court in Kansas.

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What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in Kansas?

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $4,000.

Which court hears small claims cases in Kansas?

Small claims cases in Kansas are heard in the Small Claims (District Court).

What is the statute of limitations period for filing a claim in small claims court in Kansas?

For information on Kansas's statute of limitation periods related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Kansas?

You are generally not allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Kansas, but if one party has an attorney, then all other parties are entitled to an attorney.

Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in Kansas?

Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Kansas, but must be heard by a higher court.

Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in Kansas?

In Kansas, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.

Where can I get more information about small claims court in Kansas?

For more information about Kansas small claims court, see http://kscourts.org/rules-procedures-forms/small-claims-information/ or http://ag.ks.gov/docs/publications/small-claims-court.pdf?sfvrsn=6.

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

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