The 20th District Court has jurisdiction over landlord/tenant disputes (non-payment of rent or eviction cases), land contracts and/or mortgage forfeitures where damages are less than $25,000.00.
The information on this web-site is designed to provide citizens with a basic explanation of landlord/tenant procedures. It serves as a reference tool and is intended to provide general guidelines to both landlords and tenants, it is not a substitute for legal advice.
The icon above links to A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords a booklet designed to inform tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities in rental relationships.
Legal action may be initiated by:
Obtaining and completing the appropriate forms available at the court; and
Paying the appropriate filing & service fees.
You should be aware that:
- Court Clerks are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice and cannot assist you in filling out forms.
- The Judges and Magistrates may not, and will not, give advice on matters they may have to rule on; they must remain impartial.