Business Hours

District Court open to public 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

  • Open during the noon hour
  • Phone lines open until 5:00 p.m.
  • Payments may be made by phone until 4:45 p.m.
  • Civil filings must be made by 4:30 p.m. daily.

District Court

The operations of the 65A District Court are constitutionally and statutorily mandated. Citizens have more contact with District Court than any other court in the state. Criminally, District Court handles all adult misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year and relevant proceedings including arraignment, setting bond, trial and sentencing. It also conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases.

District Court also has exclusive jurisdiction of all civil litigation up to $25,000 and handles garnishments, eviction proceedings, land contract and mortgage foreclosures and small claims cases. The District Court also adjudicates all vehicle code and statute/ordinance violations.

 

Small Claims 
 Filing Fee Claim up to $600  $25.00
 Filing Fee Claim over $600 up to $1,750  $45.00
 Filing Fee Claim $1,751 up to $5,000 $65.00 
 Garnishment, Discovery, Subpoena, Request & order to Seize Property $15.00 
 General Civil 
 Filing Fee Claim up to $600 $25.00 
 Claim over $600 up to $1,750 $45.00 
 Claim over $1,750 up to $10,000 $65.00 
 Claim over $10,000 to $25,000 $150.00 
 Jury Demand $50.00 
 Motion fee on all civil cases $20.00 
Garnishment, Discovery, Subpoena, Request & order to Seize Property $15.00 
 Landlord/Land Contract 
 Filing Fee - Land Contract $45.00 
 Filing Fee - Possession of Premises $45.00 
 Supplemental Filing Fee - Money Judgements Claim up to $600 $70.00 
 Claim over $600 up to $1,750 $90.00 
 Claim over $1,750 up to $10,000 $110.00 
 Order for Eviction $15.00 
 Jury Demand  $50.00
 Garnishment, Discovery, Subpoena, Request & order to Seize Property $15.00 
 Appeal/Copy Fees 
 Appeals from District Court $25.00 
 Certified copies $10.00 
 Copies per page  $1.00
 Forms $.35 

 

On-Line Payments

In addition to needing your case number and/or ticket number, you will need to enter the Pay Location Code of 1919.  You will be leaving the Clinton County District Court webpage.

 Pay On-Line