Civil Division

CIVIL FILINGS DURING COVID

Due to limited operating procedures as a result of COVID-19, the Court will allow filings to be submitted via website upload system.   Filings that require a filing fee will not be accepted by the Court via website upload system.  Please note, filings received by the Court will be filed the same or next business day, dependent on the time received and staffing levels.   If a document(s) does not meet filing requirements, a court clerk will contact you directly.  The Civil Division can be reached directly by calling (734) 374-1328.    In addition to the website upload system, filings continue to be accepted by mail, the court vestibule during business hours (mask required), or drop-box outside the entrance to the building 24/7.

COVID EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CERA)

If you need rental assistance, landlords and tenants may apply for CERA funding.  Please click here for legal aid and funding information.

Scope of Work

The 23rd District Court handles all landlord-tenant matters, general civil cases with jurisdiction up to $25,000 and small claims cases with jurisdiction up to $6,000.

The 23rd District Court has collaborated with Wayne Mediation Center for small claims cases as an effective method of resolving disputes that provides parties with the opportunity to reach mutually satisfactory agreements in a non-adversarial manner. Further information regarding the 23rd District Court’s Mediation Program will be provided to parties or upon request.

Adjournment requests for scheduled matters should be submitted in the form of stipulation and order and submitted to the Civil Division, faxed to 734-374-1303, or submitted via the website upload system.

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