The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $5,000.
Small claims cases in Vermont are heard in the Small Claims Procedure (Superior Court).
For information on Vermont'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 Vermont, the defendant is required to respons within 30 days of mailing date by the plaintiff or receipt of service. An answer may include any related counterclaim but judgment can't exceed small claims limits.
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Vermont.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Vermont, but must be heard by a higher court.
In Vermont, the defendant may request a jury trial at least one day prior to appearance.
For more information about Vermont small claims court, see http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/gtc/Civil/smallclaims.aspx.
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