Litigation/Sep 6, 2012

Small Claims Court Jurisdictional Limit Increased

Effective September 1, 2012, the small claims division of the Michigan District Court has been increased to $5,000.  Every three years thereafter the jurisdictional limit will increase by $500.  On January 1, 2015, the small claim jurisdiction will increase to $5,500.  On January 1, 2018, the limit will be $6,000.  Beginning January 1, 2021 the limit will be $6,500 and on January 1, 2024 the limit will be $7,000.  These changes will allow account creditors to file larger claims in the small claims division.

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