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  20TH DISTRICT COURT                                                                                 

25637 Michigan Avenue,  Dearborn Heights,  MI 48125                                                                  313.277.7480  

 

CIVIL FEES

**** EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2016 ****

Please be advised that the Michigan legislature recently passed Electronic Filing Legislation.  The legislation requires District Courts to collect an “electronic filing system fee” in addition to the existing filing fees when commencing an action in the District Court, regardless of whether the action is filed electronically.

The increase in the filing fees are as follows:

  • $10.00 for a new General Civil or Landlord Tenant Case     (without money judgment)
  • $20.00 for new Landlord Tenant (with money judgment)
  • $5.00 for new Small Claims cases

 

GENERAL CIVIL

LANDLORD/TENANT

 SMALL CLAIMS

 

 

CIVIL FILING FEES (Effective 3/1/2016)

 GENERAL CIVIL                                      SMALL CLAIMS           LANDLORD/ TENANT  

1-600  

601-1750

1751-10,000   

Up to 25,000

 $35.00† 

55.00†

75.00†

160.00†

        $ 30.00

50.00

70.00

(max $5,500) 

Possession Only  

1-600  

601-1750

1751-10,000   

Up to 25,000  

 $55.00†

  90.00†

  110.00†

 130.00†

215.00†

 

 

POST JUDGMENT FEES

 COLLECTION FEES                                                            EVICTION FEES

Garnishments  (Income Tax, Periodic  

&  Non-Periodic)

Request & Order to Seize Property

Subpoena for Creditor Exam

 Notice of Judgment Lien  

 

 

$15.00†

  15.00†

 15.00†

10.00  

 

     

Order of Eviction 

Service/Posting

Removal Fee

 

$15.00

40.00

Varies‡

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

Jury Demand                     

Motion Fee (All motions) 

Appeal Fee   

Forms  

Certified Copies   

Add'l pages    

50.00

20.00

25.00

1.00

10.00

1.00

 

 †Additional service may be required for each named defendant.  ‡Statute regulated and calculated by the eviction officer.

 

SERVICE FEES

Certified Mail                                                                      $ 10.00*

Personal Service                                                                   30.00***

 

*Fee for each named defendant.  **Fee is for residence of Dearborn Heights. Non-resident  service fees will vary, contact Court.

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