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91st DISTRICT COURT: LANDLORD TENANT DIVISION

The Court handles Landlord Tenant matters in Chippewa County. The process of evicting a renter who has broken a lease, usually by failing to pay rent, is called a summary proceeding. The landlord presents evidence to the Court as to why the tenant/defendant should be evicted. The tenant/defendant may present evidence as to why they should not be evicted. This procedure is generally the same for a property owner involved in land-contract forfeiture.

These cases often involve a claim for money damages as well as eviction. If money damages are awarded, there may also be garnishments issued to recover personal
property to satisfy the judgment.

Filing Fees:

Possession only............... $45.00
$1-$600........................ $70.00
$601-$1750................... $90.00
$1751-$10,000............... $110.00
$10,000-$25,000............ $195.00
Land Contract Forfeiture.. $45.00
Jury Demand.................. $50.00






 

LINKS:

LANDLORD TENANT GUIDE:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/TenantLandlord.pdf

EUP DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
http://www.thedisputeresolutioncenter.org/Details/Eastern-UP-Dispute-Resolution-Center-Inc.html

MichiganLegalHelp.org (Simple Civil Case Assistance)