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Small Claims, Time Limit for Filing

How much time do I have to file a small claims case?

The time limit, or the statute of limitations, for filing small claims depends on the type of claim, for example, whether the claim is based on a contract, personal injury, or wages. Iowa Code chapter 614 provides information on this, but other code chapters could apply depending on the type of claim and the facts involved in the case. If you do not know what the statute of limitations is for your claim, you should talk to an attorney.

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