Landlord/Tenant

Court (62-B District)

LANDLORD TENANT DIVISION 

Welcome 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 or 616-656-5301 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.

Landlord Tenant Division

How to File a Landlord Tenant Pleading
To file a pleading, please complete this online form and:
  1. 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 
  2. Your pleading must be electronically signed with an electronic encryption program that ensures authenticity. If not signed appropriately, the filing will not be accepted.
  3. Please click the appropriate filing fee option after completing your online form to pay your fee.
Landlord/Tenant Summary Proceedings
Filing Fees for Money Judgment & Possession

Filing Fees for Complaints
Claim Filing Fee
Possession Only   $55.00
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 

Jury Demand   $50
Motion Fee   $20 


SERVICE 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

Verify Request for Financial Assistance
Please fill out this form to verify your financial assistance request.