2017 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 24A - DISTRICT COURT
.230 Jurisdiction -- Authority.
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24A.230 Jurisdiction -- Authority.
The small claims division shall have jurisdiction, concurrent with that of the
District Court, in all civil actions, other than libel, slander, alienation of affections,
malicious prosecution and abuse of process actions, when the amount of money or
damages or the value of the personal property claimed does not exceed two
thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) exclusive of interest and costs.
The division may also be used in civil matters when the plaintiff seeks to disaffirm,
avoid, or rescind a contract or agreement for the purchase of goods or services not
in excess of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) exclusive of interest and
The division shall have authority to grant appropriate relief, except no prejudgment
actions for attachment, garnishment, replevin or other provisional remedy may be
filed in the division.
Effective: June 8, 2011
History: Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 2, effective June 8, 2011. -- Amended
1988 Ky. Acts ch. 137, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988. -- Amended 1980 Ky. Acts ch.
36, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1980. -- Created 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 9,
Legislative Research Commission Note (6/8/2011). 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 91, sec. 4,
provides that "any case which has been filed in a Circuit Court or District Court prior
to the effective date of this Act (June 8, 2011) and the change in jurisdictional
amounts (made by 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 91) shall remain in the court in which the case
was originally filed, until the disposition of the case."
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