Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Civil / Small Claims

The District Division of the Isabella County Trial Court has jurisdiction over Small Claims (claims not exceeding $5,000.00), General Civil Complaints (claims not exceeding $25,000), Landlord-Tenant disputes and Land Contract forfeitures.

The Isabella County Trial Court provides an informational brochure regarding the Small Claims process. A copy of this brochure may be obtained at Windows #3 or #5 of the Isabella County Courthouse, 300 North Main, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

For further information contact the Civil Division Coordinator at (989) 317-4219.

Civil Court Forms

Several forms are available from the Trial Court Business Office free of charge. There is, however, a limit of 5 forms per request per week. All forms are approved by the State Court Administrative Office.

You may download (at no charge) approved forms by clicking here. Complete the forms and bring them to the court for filing. Because some filings require multi-part forms, it is important that you provide all the necessary copies at the time of filing. Copying is available by court staff at a fee of $1.00 per page.

Notice of Legal Advice

Deputy Court Clerks and employees of the Isabella County Trial Court are forbidden by law to give legal advice.  They must remain neutral and cannot recommend a particular course of action. Only litigants or their attorneys can make that determination. Court staff also has a duty to remain impartial. They cannot provide information or guidance for the purpose of favoring one court user over another.

All legal questions should be referred to an attorney. To find an attorney, check the yellow pages for an attorney in the area. Additionally, The State Bar of Michigan offers a lawyer referral service. The phone number is 1-800-968-0738, or visit their web site here.

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