Landlord Tenant DivisionWelcome to the 62-B District Court Landlord Tenant Division. The Landlord Tenant Division is responsible for handling all real property disputes. We handle your dispute from the first filing of a complaint to hearing for summary proceedings, and enforcement of judgments.
Please contact our Landlord Tenant Clerk at 616.554.0714 with any questions.
Note: Before accepting a landlord tenant action, the clerk must verify that the action arises from a property located within the City of Kentwood.
How to file a Landlord Tenant pleadingTo file a pleading, please complete this online form and:
- Attach your form, motion or other filing as a Word Document or PDF. Attach the form, not a link to the form, as the court cannot sign into a remote/cloud server. Exhibits should be attached as a PDF. Commonly used forms are available here: Landlord Tenant Forms
- Your pleading must be electronically signed with an electronic encryption program that ensures authenticity. If not signed appropriately, the filing will not be accepted.
- Please contact the court directly to pay the appropriate filing fee at 616.554.0714.
LANDLORD TENANT/SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS
Filing Fees for Money Judgment & Possession
Filing Fees for Complaints
|Possession with Money Claims up to $ 600.00||$90.00|
|Possession with Money Claims from $ 600.01 to $ 1,750.00||$110.00|
|Possession with Money Claims from $ 1,750.01 to $ 10,000.00||$130.00|
|Possession with Money Claims from $ 10,000.01 to $ 25,000.00||$215.00|
|Land Contract Forfeiture Action||$55.00|
For judgments exceeding $25,000.00, Judge Sterkenburg can hear the case in District Court by a temporary appointment as a Circuit Court Judge.
OTHER COURT FEES
|Court Officer||$26 + mileage|
POST JUDGMENT COURT FEES
|Order of Eviction||$15|
|Writ of Garnishment||$15|
|Request & Order to Seize Property||$15|
|Subpoena on Discovery||$15|
POST JUDGMENT COURT OFFICER SERVICE FEES
|Order of Eviction||$40|
|Writ of Garnishment||$23 + miles|
|Request & Order to Seize Property||$40 + %|
|Subpoena on Discovery||$26 + mileage