Kentucky Rules & Forms

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Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims Division of the District Court.

Claim Limit:  $2,500.00

Answer Period:  Defendant may file an answer within five days of the hearing, but only if a counterclaim is being filed.

Attorney Representation: Attorneys can represent clients in small claims court.

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

Jury Trial:  The defendant may request a jury trial at least seven days before the hearing date.

Statutes of Limitations  (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  15 years
– Oral Contract: 5 years
– Personal Injury: 1 year
– Real Property: 5 years
– Personal Property: 2 years

Kentucky Small Claims Forms