3B District Court: Civil Division

Civil Divison Topics

* Civil Filing Fees
* Order of Eviction Information

* Security Deposit FAQ
* Security Deposit FAQ Download PDF (110 KB)

* Tenants and Landlords Practical Guide PDF (668 KB)

* Filing Instructions:
* Garnishments
* Landlord/Tenant & Land Contract Forfeiture
* Small Claims

 

Civil Division

The Civil Division processes Civil suits, Small Claims cases, Landlord-Tenant disputes and Land Contract cases. The Court handles civil suits up to $25,000 while Small Claims cases provide an inexpensive forum for resolving money disputes up to $5,500.

 

Filing Fees

* Landlord Tenant & Land Contract Forfeiture:
1.) Complaint Only $55.00
2.) Complaint with claim for money damages:  
  a.) Does not exceed $600 $90.00
  b.) Exceeds $600 however not $1,750 $110.00
  c.) Exceeds $1,750 however not $10,000 $130.00
  d.) Exceeds $10,000 $215.00
3.) Order of Eviction or Writ of Restitution $15.00

 

* Small Claims:
1.) Claim does not exceed $600 $41.15
2.) Exceeds $600 however not $1,750 $61.15
3.) Exceeds $1,750 $81.15
 
Note: Add an additional $11.15 mailing fee for EACH Defendant listed on the claim.

 

* Civil Cases:
1.) Does not exceed $600 $35.00
2.) Exceeds $600 however not $1,750 $55.00
3.) Exceeds $1750, however not $10,000 $75.00
4.) Exceed $10,000 $160.00

 

* Claim and Delivery Fee ($75.00):
1.) Does not exceed $600       $110.00
2.) Exceeds $600, however not $1,750       $130.00
3.) Exceeds $1,750 however not $10,000       $150.00
4.) Exceeds $10,000       $235.00
 
Note: Fees shall be waived or suspended if the person is receiving public assistance or is determined by the court to be indigent.

 

* Other Fees: MCR 2.119(G):
Note: A motion fee of $20.00 shall be assessed for all motions filed in civil actions, regardless of the amount in controversy. Such as “Installment Payment Orders”.
 
Motion Fee $20.00
Writ of Garnishment $15.00
Execution against Property $15.00
Subpoena-asset discovery only $15.00
Jury Fee $50.00

 

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District Court Judges

Jeffrey C. Middleton - Chief Judge
Robert K. Pattison

District Court Administrator

Tabitha Wedge

Magistrate/Judicial Associate

Mark Books
Autumne Keifer
Tabitha Wedge

District Court Probation Officers

Gina Wagner
Daniel Frazine
Autumne Keifer

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 67
Centreville, MI 49032

Office Information

Location:
3B District Court
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Courts' Building - First Floor
*Driving Directions

Hours: M-Th, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Numbers:
Criminal Division: (269) 467-5627
Traffic Division: (269) 467-5503
Probation Division: (269) 467-5541
Civil Division: (269) 467-5505
Fax Number: (269) 467-5611