Michigan Rules & Forms
Small Claims Court
Court: Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims division of the District Court.
Claim Limit: $5,000.00
Attorney Representation: Attorneys may not represent clients in small claims court.
Eviction Cases: Eviction cases cannot be filed in small claims court.
Jury Trial: Jury trials not permitted.
Statutes of Limitations (Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.):
– Written Contract: 6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years
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