Civil Department

The Civil Department handles Small Claims cases, Landlord/Tenant cases and General Civil cases.  We are located on the 5th floor of Lansing City Hall.

Additional information on the types of cases handled in district court, and assistance with handling your case, may be available online from the Michigan Legal Help Program.


Court clerks are available to provide assistance and information regarding civil cases. However, court clerks are not attorneys and as such are prohibited from giving legal advice.

Community Resources

There are agencies that may be able to provide housing or other financial assistance.  Click here for a list.
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