33-31-2-3 Small claims docket; jurisdiction
Sec. 3. The small claims docket has jurisdiction over the following:
(1) Civil actions in which the amount sought or value of the property sought to be recovered is not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000). The plaintiff in a statement of claim or the defendant in a counterclaim may waive the excess of any claim that exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in order to bring it within the jurisdiction of the small claims docket.
(2) Possessory actions between landlord and tenant in which the rent due at the time the action is filed does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(3) Emergency possessory actions between a landlord and tenant under IC 32-31-6.