Court Services Information / Filing Fees

NOTICE: In-person services are suspended until further notice. 

To submit a filing, please email to clerklegal@mijackson.org 

Documents must meet minimum filing requirements to be accepted for filing. 

If a filing fee is required, please include your phone number and a clerk will call for payment information.

Forms are available at www.michiganlegalhelp.org 

Phone hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m.

Records filed and maintained in the 4th Circuit Court Clerk's Office

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    Civil claims over $25,000
  •  Criminal Cases - Felonies
  •  Domestic Relations (Divorce, Paternity, Custody, Support)
  •  Personal Protection Orders
  •  Cases involving Juveniles
  •  Neglect and Abuse
  •  Business Court cases

Circuit Court Filing Fees

 

New Cases

  • Civil case - $175
  • Jury Demand Fee - $85
  • Divorce with Children - $255
  • Divorce without Children - $175
  • Paternity case - No fee
  • Custody case - $255
  • Support case - $235
  • Appeals from Circuit Court - $25
  • Appeals to Circuit Court - $175
  • Restoration of driver's license - $175
  • Personal Protection Order - No fee

Motions

  • Civil Motion - $20
  • Pending Domestic Case Motion - $20
  • Criminal Motion - No fee
  • Post Judgment Change of Domicile Motion - $20
  • Post Judgment Support Motion - $60
  • Post Judgment Support/Parenting/Custody Motion - $100

Miscellaneous Fees

 
  • Certified Copies - $10 for first page, $2 for each additional page of same document
  • Photocopies - 50 cents per page
  • Notarizing a Signature - $1 per signature
  • Writ of Garnishment - $15
  • Execution or Judgment Debtor - $15
  • Discovery Subpoena - $15