The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $2,500.
Small claims cases in Kentucky are heard in the Small Claims Division (District Court).
For information on Kentucky'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 Kentucky, the defendant must appear for the hearing (20 to 40 days from service of process). The defendant must file a written answer within five days of the hearing.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Kentucky.
Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in Kentucky.
In Kentucky, jury trials are allowed only if the defendant makes a written request at least seven days before the hearing date. The case is then transferred to regular district court.
For more information about Kentucky small claims court, see http://courts.ky.gov/resources/publicationsresources/Publications/P6SmallClaimsHandbookweb.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