The Civil Department of the court is made up of General Civil, Small Claims, and Landlord Tenant cases. General Civil cases involve money amounts of up to $25,000. Small Claims handles money amounts up to $6,000, and Landlord Tenant involves disputes between landlord and tenants for possession and/or unpaid rent.
At this time, case information is not available online. Copies of cases or Registers of Action (computerized summary of the case) may be requested at the rate of $1/page. Large copy requests may not be immediately available depending on the availability of the clerk. You may need to return to pick up the copies, or provide a stamped, addressed envelope for return.
Notice on Legal Advice
DEPUTY CLERKS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE 75th DISTRICT COURT CANNOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE. They are not attorneys and cannot advise you on legal issues. They may provide general information regarding court operations and procedures. They can provide you, at your request, any blank form the court has in stock at a small fee.
When you ask:
"What form do I use?"
"How do I fill out this form?"
"What part of the law applies in my case?"
"What does this mean?"
These all seem like simple questions, but in fact they are legal questions asking for legal guidance. Legal questions should be referred to your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, check the yellow pages for an attorney in your area. Additionally, the State Bar of Michigan offers a lawyer referral service. The web site is http://www.michbar.org/
As the plaintiff, you are responsible for filing in the proper venue. You must select the venue based either on where the defendant lives, or where the claim that you are suing over occurred.
Seizure of Property/Writ of Evictions
Seizure of Property/Writ for Evictions may only be served in Midland County by the Midland County Sheriff's Department. For Service fees, they can be contacted at 989-839-4630.