The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $5,000.
Small claims cases in Michigan are heard in the Small Claims Division, District Court.
For information on Michigan's statute of limitation periods for claims related to written contracts, oral contracts, injuries, and property damage, see Nolo's 50-state Statutes of Limitations chart.
You are not allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Michigan.
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in Michigan, but must be heard by a higher court.
In Michigan, jury trials are not allowed in small claims court.
For more information about Michigan small claims court, see Michigan's 36th District Court's website.
Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).
Updated: October 1, 2015