8th DISTRICT COURT
Civil Division - Civil Actions
The District Court has jurisdiction in civil actions claiming $25,000 or less.
Civil actions are typically handled by attorneys who prepare the content of the complaint, answer the complaint,
file motions, answer motions, and support their clients' position using applicable statutes and case law. Although
legal representation is not a requirement in a civil action, most clients choose to be represented. Court Staff
will provide general procedural assistance to parties who represent themselves; i.e. regarding State approved
forms and time
parameters within which an answer must be filed. However, Court Clerks are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
If you need legal advice contact an attorney. For a list of local attorneys visit the
Kalamazoo County Bar website.
Filing Fees (Note: Filing Fee reflects increase on March 1, 2016. DETAILS ...)
$600.00 or Less
$600.01 through $1,750.00
$1750.01 through $10,000.00
$10,000.01 through $25,000.00
|Fee Per Action Filed
|Type of Service
Individual (Restricted Delivery)
Bad Address Fee
|Fee For Each Defendant
$25.00 Plus Round Trip mileage
|Jury Demand Fee
Writ of Garnishment
Service of Garnishment: By Process Server
Certified Mail to Company
$22.00 Plus Round Trip mileage
Service of Subpoena Per Defendant
$25 Plus Round Trip mileage
|*There will be disclosure
fees in addition to the other fees.|
The data contained herein is for informational purposes only; it is not legal advice.