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General civil cases

42 District Court New Baltimore - Information on general civil cases

This court handles matters when the defendant lives in or the action took place in Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, New Baltimore, or New Haven.

Requirements to file a civil law suit are the cause of action must occurs in or the defendant must live within the 42-2 District Jurisdiction (Chesterfield Township, Lenox Township, New Baltimore, New Haven ).

  • A person must have a direct interest in the suit.
  • The claim may not exceed $25,000.
  • A summons, complaint and proof of claim must be filed with the court. At the time of filing an attorney is not required.

The court officer or process server of plaintiff's attorney is required to serve the summons and complaint. Contact the court for the service fees. The defendant has from 21 to 28 days to file answer (respond). The amount of time is determined by the method of service. 

The claim may not exceed $25,000.

Contact the court for instruction.


Filing fees

Up to $600


$601 up to $1,750


$1,751 up to $10,000


$10,001 up to $25,000


Other than money


Jury demand


Please note the clerks can not give any legal advice.