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45th District Court

 

Landlord/Tenant

Landlord/Tenant disputes are proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment up to $25,000.

The 45th District Court hears cases when the premises are located in Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge and the Charter Township of Royal Oak. For money judgments exceeding the Court's $25,000 jurisdiction, the District Court will only determine the issue of possession, and the Circuit Court will determine the money portion.

Corporations and partnerships MUST BE represented by an attorney.

 

AGAINST ONE DEFENDANT   AGAINST TWO DEFENDANTS
Summons -1 carbon pack or 6 proper copies   Summons - 2 carbon packs or 7 copies
Complaint -1 carbon pack or 6 proper copies   Complaint - 2 carbon packs or 7 copies
Notice to Quit -1 original + 2 copies   Notice to Quit - 1 original + 4 copies
Lease - 3 copies if applicable   Lease - 5 copies if applicable
Envelope/Postage - 1 self addressed stamped envelope addressed to the defendant.   Envelope/Postage - 2 self-addressed stamped envelopes addressed to the defendants.
Fees - appropriate Filing and Service Fees (see below)   Fees - appropriate Filing and Service Fees (see below)
     

Note:

   
FILING FEES: MADE PAYABLE TO THE 45th DISTRICT COURT
   
$45 for possession only
$70 for possession and money judgment of $0 - $600
$90 for possession and money judgment over $600 - $1,750
$110 for possession and money judgment over $1,750 - $10,000
$195 for possession and money judgment over $10,000 - $25,000
   
$20 for motion fee on cases over $10,000

The court will provide a court officer for service upon request. The service fee for one defendant is $29. The service fee for two defendants is $55 and must be in the form of a check or money order. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Only our bonded court officers may execute evictions. You are responsible for all service fees incurred and may be billed by the court officer. For properties located in the City of Oak Park, you will not receive a money judgment without a Landlord License and Certificate of Compliance.