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​Frequently Asked Questions

The information in these FAQs is not intended to constitute legal advice, does not have the force of law, and is not officially sanctioned by the Court of Claims. The Michigan Court Rules, and the decisional law construing those rules, remain the authoritative law that governs the procedural requirements in the Court of Claims. For convenience, references to applicable court rules are included with the answers below.
expand Question : 01. What is the Court of Claims? ‎(1)
expand Question : 02. Can staff in the Court of Claims Clerk's Office give legal advice? ‎(1)
expand Question : 03. Where can I file my Court of Claims pleadings? ‎(1)
expand Question : 04. What are the office hours of the Court of Claims? ‎(1)
expand Question : 05. Do I need an attorney to file a case in the Court of Claims? ‎(1)
expand Question : 06. What are the court fees? ‎(1)
expand Question : 07. Can the court fees be waived? If so, how? ‎(1)
expand Question : 08. How do I pay my filing fee? ‎(1)
expand Question : 09. Do I need to file a Notice of Intention? ‎(1)
expand Question : 10. Will the Court of Claims accept e-filing?‎ ‎(1)
expand Question : 11. What are the case type codes used in the Court of Claims?‎ ‎(1)
expand Question : 12. What can I expect when filing with the Court of Claims at the Court of Appeals District offices? ‎(1)
expand Question : 13. Will the filing date be preserved as of the date received or as of the date summons is issued? ‎(1)
expand Question : 14. Is it required that I file a summons with my complaint? ‎(1)
expand Question : 15. When filing other court papers, how many copies are required? ‎(1)
expand Question : 16. Can I file a case regarding damage to my car as the result of a pot hole? ‎(1)
expand Question : 17. Is there public access for Court of Claims cases? ‎(1)
expand Question : 18. Who can I contact with questions about the Court of Claims? ‎(1)