Fees & Court Costs

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield was the first city in the State of Michigan to hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk Celebration in commemoration of the first national holiday observance in 1986.

  • The City of Southfield has more than 700 acres of park land as well as two public nine-hole golf courses. 

  • Southfield Flower Day was developed by the Mayor and City Council to promote curb appeal and beautification efforts throughout the City of Southfield.

  • There are 32 miles of rivers and streams in Southfield, and the City hosted the 1st annual Rouge River Cleanup over 35 years ago.
 NEW - Please click here for information about the Electronic Filing System fee effective March 1, 2016.  
   
SMALL CLAIMS
Filing Fee (plus an additional electronic filing fee as listed below)
Claim up to $600 $25
Claim over $600 up to $1,750 $45
Claim over $1,750 up to $3,000 $65
 Electronic Filing Fee $5
Certified Mailing Fee $10
Motion Fee $20
   
GENERAL CIVIL
Filing Fee (plus an additional electronic filing fee as listed below)
Claim up to $600  $25
Claim over $600 up to $1,750 $45
Claim over $1,750 up to $10,000 $65
Claim over $10,000 $150
Electronic Filing Fee $10
Jury Demand Fee $50
Motion Fee (For all motions) $20


SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS
Filing Fees (plus an additional electronic filing fee as listed below) 
Possession of Premises $45
Electronic Filing Fee  $10
Supplemental Filing Fee (for money judgment):
Claim up to $600 $25
Claim over $600 up to $1,750 $45
Claim over $1,750 up to $10,000 $65
Claim over $10,000 $150
Electronic Filing Fee for money judgment cases  $20
Jury Demand Fee $50
Motion Fee (For all motions) $20

APPEAL FEES
Appeal Fee $25

CERTIFIED COPIES
Certified Copies $10 ea


COPIES (per page) $.50

FORMS (limit 10) $1 ea 


POST JUDGMENT COLLECTION FEES
Garnishment             $15
Judgment Debtor Discovery Subpoena     $15
Order for Seizure of Property $15
Order of Eviction (Summary Proceedings only) $15