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Claims / Fee Schedules
Small Claims General Civil & Landlord / Tenant Fee Schedule
This schedule is divided into four sections:
  • Proceedings by subject matter
  • Generally applicable procedures
  • Fees for copies
  • Waiving fees

Proceedings by Subject Matter *

Small Claims
Filing Fee, MCL 600.8420(1)
Claim Filing Fee
Up to $600 $30
$601 - $1,750 $50
$1,751 - $3,000 $70

General Civil
Filing Fee, MCL 600.8371
Claim Filing Fee
Up to $600 $35
$601 - $1,750 $55
$1,751 - $10,000 $75
Over $10,000 $160

Filing Fee Other Than Money Judgment, MCL 600.8371(7)
Claim Filing Fee
Other than money damages $75

Summary Proceedings - (Landlord / Tenant, Land Contract)

Filing Fee, Possession of Premises, MCL 600.5756 (1)....$55.00

Filing Fee, Supplemental for Money Judgment, MCL 600.5756(2)

Claim up to $600............................................................$35.00

Claim over $600.............................................................$55.00

Claim over $1,750..........................................................$75.00

Motion Fee

all claims....................................................................................$20.00

Marriage Fee

Fee, MCL 600.8316................................................................$10.00

Jury Demand

General Civil, MCL 600.8371(8)................................................................$50.00

Summary Proceedings, MCL 600.5738...................................................$50.00

Writ of Restitution, Garnishment, Attachment, or Execution and each Judgment Debtor Discovery Subpoena

Small Claims, MCL 600.8420(1)...............................................................$15.00

General Civil, MCL 600.8306(4)................................................................$15.00

Summary Proceedings, MCL 600.5757...................................................$15.00


Fees for Copies/Forms

Certified Copies, MCL 600.2546

For first page................................................................................................$10.00

For each additional page..............................................................................$1.00

Forms, MCR 8.110(E)(7)

For each form...............................................................Free if filed here.

Appeal Fee

From District Court, MCL 600.6536............................................................$25.00

Bond on Appeal, MCR 7.101(E)................................................................$200.00

(From Informal or Formal Hearing, MCR 4.101(G) Bond equal to imposed fine/cost)

General Civil, Small Claims, and Landlord/Tenant forms are universal and are available at most courts.

Landlord/Tenant information booklets are available through the Civil Division.


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