Small Claims Court
About the Court
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File a Claim
About Small Claims Court
Type of Claims that can be Filed.

Real Estate Claims: Landlord - tenant disputes for real estate property located in Washington Township.

Civil claims: Civil suits for claims that a party is unlawfully withholding personal property. Civil claims for all claims under $8000.00
Items needed to File

All claims: Name, address, city, and zip code for all parties, reason for the lawsuit, and a $102.00 filing fee and any additional defendant will be $13.00 additional. Jury trials and appeals $157.00 and $10.00 each additional defendant.

General local rules

Only corporations are required to have an attorney, for claims over $1500.00. If the defendant fails to appear in court, a default judgment may be entered against the defendant. The defendant has 10 days after the date of service to request a Jury Trial. Either party has 60 days from the date of the judgment to file an appeal.
The information above is limited. Please contact legal counsel for further advice.
Further court dates and filing fees can be expected when attempting to collect a debt.