The amount of money that you can ask for in small claims court depends on your state.  The monetary limits are listed below.

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State $ Limit
Alabama $3,000
Alaska $10,000
Arizona  $2,500
Arkansas $5,000
California $7,500*
Colorado $7,500
Connecticut $5,000*
D.C. $5,000
Delaware $15,000
Florida $5,000
Georgia $15,000*
Hawaii $3,500*
Idaho $5,000
Illinois $10,000
Indiana $6,000
Iowa $5,000
Kansas $4,000
Kentucky  $1,500
Louisiana $3,000*
Maine $6,000
Maryland $5,000
Massachusetts $7,000*
Michigan $3,000
Minnesota $7,500*
Mississippi $3,500
Missouri $3,000
Montana $3,000
Nebraska $3,500
Nevada $5,000
New Hampshire $7,500
New Jersey $3,000*
New Mexico $10,000
New York  $5,000*
North Carolina $5,000
North Dakota $10,000
Ohio $3,000
Oklahoma $6,000
Oregon $7,500
Pennsylvania $8,000*
Rhode Island  $2,500
South Carolina $7,500
South Dakota $12,000
Tennessee $25,000*
Texas $10,000
Utah $10,000
Vermont $5,000
Virginia $5,000
Washington $5,000
West Virginia $5,000
Wisconsin $5,000*
Wyoming $5,000

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