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Filing Requirements

The following is intended only as the barest outline of filing requirements designed to answer the most frequently asked questions. For detailed filing requirements, visit Current Court Rules.


Where to File

In order for papers to be "filed" in the Supreme Court, they must be received in the offices of the Clerk in Lansing. There are no other locations for filing and filing is complete only on receipt by the Clerk. The office is open weekdays between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.


Number of Copies

Applications for leave to appeal are to be filed in a signed original and seven copies. The application must be accompanied by a notice of hearing and proof of service upon opposing counsel. Only the originals of the notice and proof need be filed. Responses to applications are filed in a signed original and seven copies with an original proof of service.


Filing Fees

Applications: $375.  NOTE: If the application involves multiple trial court docket numbers, multiple fees are charged.
Motions for Immediate Consideration: $150
Other motions: $75


The originals of applications and answers will be two-hole punched at the top for our permanent files. Copies may be bound, stapled, spiral bound, or otherwise securely fastened. The use of clear plastic covers should be avoided.
The requirements of MCR 7.309 apply only to briefs and appendixes in cases in which leave to appeal has been granted.  


Clerk of the Court
Michigan Supreme Court
Mailing Address:
PO Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909
Street Address:
Michigan Hall of Justice
925 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48915
Phone: (517) 373-0120

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