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Small claims division

Information on the Small Claims Division for the 42 District Court New Baltimore.

Small claims division - Points to consider

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

The claim may not exceed $6,500.
Attorneys may not represent the parties.
Call the court for filing instructions.

The court is a tool that is available to you for settling disputes or establishing and reducing your claims to judgment

You are responsible for locating the parties, determining your course of action, gathering your witnesses with evidence and determining a defendant's source of income.

Collectability should be a prime consideration prior to starting a suit. There are often situations where a judgment is not particularly difficult to obtain, but the collection of the money is difficult if not impossible. Situations such as welfare, unemployment, social security and other similar payments are not subject to garnishment.

While the staff of this court will assist either party to an action in this court the following must be understood:

  • Staff members are not attorneys, and they may not give legal advice.
  • The judges may not and will not advise on matters they have to rule on.


Filing fees

Up to $600


$601 up to $1,750


$1,751 up to $6,500


Please note the clerks can not give any legal advice.