Statute of Limitations

Below is a table of the statutes of limitations by state for written contracts. While many states have shorter statute of limitation periods for oral contracts, collections professionals will not work on your case without some form of written contract.

State

Statute of Limitations for Written Contracts (Years)

Alabama

6

Alaska

3

Arizona

6

Arkansas

5

California

4

Colorado

6

Connecticut

6

Delaware

3

District of Columbia

3

Florida

5

Georgia

6

Hawaii

6

Idaho

5

Illinois

10

Indiana

10

Iowa

10

Kansas

5

Kentucky

15

Louisiana

10

Maine

6

Maryland

3

Massachusetts

6

Michigan

6

Minnesota

6

Mississippi

6

Missouri

5

Montana

8

Nebraska

5

Nevada

6

New Hampshire

3

New Jersey

6

New Mexico

6

New York

6

North Carolina

3

North Dakota

6

Ohio

15

Oklahoma

5

Oregon

6

Pennsylvania

4

Rhode Island

10

South Carolina

3

South Dakota

6

Tennessee

6

Texas

4

Utah

6

Vermont

6

Virginia

5

Washington

6

West Virginia

10

Wisconsin

6

Wyoming

10