Landlord / Tenant


  • Proceedings to recovery possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment.
  • If there is a claim for money judgment on the landlord-tenant case, the District Court has jurisdiction up to $25,000. If a claim for money exceeds the court's jurisdiction, the District Court determines the possession issue and the Circuit Court determines the money issue. 

Self-Help Resources

Landlord-Tenant information can be found in the Michigan Legislature’s "Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords" (PDF).

Michigan legal help can be found at

Filing Fees

Summary ProceedingsFee Amount
Claim for possession only$45.00
Claims up to $600.00$25.00
Claims between $600.01 to $1,750.00$45.00
Claims between $1,750.01 to $10,000.00$65.00
Claims between $10,000.01 to $25,000.00$150.00

Electronic Filing System FeeFee Amount
Claim for possession$10
Claim for money judgment$10