Jurisdiction and Venue

Court (62-B District)

General Civil Jurisdiction
The District Court has jurisdiction over civil cases with damages up to $25,000. Cases with damages exceeding $25,000 should be filed in Circuit Court.

Summary Proceedings Jurisdiction
The District Court has jurisdiction over summary proceedings for evictions in landlord tenant, land contract forfeitures, and evictions after the redemption period has ended after a mortgage foreclosure. See the landlord tenant tab for more information about Summary Proceedings.

Small Claims Jurisdiction
The District Court has jurisdiction over all Small Claims cases with damages up to $5,500. Attorneys are not allowed to represent anyone in Small Claims court and there are no jury trials.  The matter will be heard by the court's attorney magistrate.

Venue for General Civil Jurisdiction 
As a general rule, venue in the 62B District Court General Civil Division is proper if the defendant resides in Kentwood or conducts business in Kentwood or the registered office of a corporate defendant is located in Kentwood.  See MCLA 600.1621.

Venue for the Six District Courts in Kent County

59th District Court (Grandville) - Encompasses the City of Grandville
3161 Wilson Avenue SW
Grandville, MI 49418

59th District Court (Walker) - Encompasses the City of Walker
4343 Remembrance Road NW
Walker, MI 49534

61st District Court (Grand Rapids) - Encompasses the City of Grand Rapids
180 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

62-A District Court (Wyoming) - Encompasses the City of Wyoming
2650 DeHoop Avenue SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 530-7385(616) 530-7385

62-B District Court (Kentwood) - Encompasses the City of Kentwood
4740 Walma Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49512

 63rd District Court (Kent County) 
Encompasses the Cities of: Cedar Springs, East Grand Rapids, Kent City, Lowell, and Rockford;
and all of the Villages and Townships in Kent County.
1950 E Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Kent County Street Directory to Determine  in Which City or Township an Address is Located. When you click on this link, the Kent County Street Directory will appear. You can use the Find Feature to locate a street by pressing Ctrl-F and then inputting the name of the street. The third column will inform you if Both (B) sides of the street or just the Odd (O) side of the street or the Even side of the street are in a particular jurisdiction. The fifth column will inform you of the proper political jurisdiction.

Map of the City of Kentwood This is a detailed Adobe PDF version of the map that will allow you to zoom in to the street level and search by street names. This map may take considerable time to download over slower (dial-up) connections.