Florida Rules & Forms

Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims Procedure or Summary Procedure docket of the County Court.

Claim Limit:  $5,000.00

Answer Period:  Defendant can file an answer five days before the pretrial conference, but only if a counterclaim is being filed.

Attorney Representation: Florida permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases can be filed in small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Jury trials are permitted in small claims court.

Statutes of Limitations  (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  5 years
– Oral Contract: 4 years
– Personal Injury: 4 years
– Real Property: 4 years
– Personal Property: 4 years

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