NOTICE - Increase in Civil Filing Fees


To:      All parties commencing civil actions in District Court
Date:   February 3, 2016
From:  31st District Court Civil Division
Re:      Increase in Civil Filing Fees 

Please be advised that the Michigan legislature recently passed Electronic Filing Legislation.  The legislation requires District Courts to collect an “electronic filing system fee” in addition to the existing filing fees when commencing an action in the District Court, regardless of whether the action is filed electronically. 

The increase in the filing fee is as follows: 

  • $10 for civil actions filed in the District Court, including summary proceedings actions.
  • $20 for civil actions filed in the District Court if a claim for money damages is joined with a claim for relief other than money damages.
  • $5 for civil actions filed in the small claims division of the District Court. 

The effective date of the increased fee is March 1, 2016.

Please update your records to reflect the increase and ensure that it is included when you file a civil action in the 31st District Court.

The 31st District Court will be unable to accept any filing commencing an action if the increased fee does not accompany the filing.