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.

Clerks


Court clerks are available to provide assistance and procedural information regarding civil cases. However, court clerks are prohibited from giving legal advice.  

If you have questions regarding where a property is located, you may contact a city assessor.  Court staff cannot provide this information.

Community Resources


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


Here is a listing of Court Officers who are authorized to serve documents for Civil Actions.

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