Civil Court Services
The Wayne County Clerk's Office services the public and will do so to the best of its ability in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. Civil Actions are filed in the Wayne County Clerk's Office Court Services Unit, within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and the County of Wayne.
All pleadings and other related documents filed with the court as required by court rules must be filed with the Clerk of the Court.
Please note that our office is prohibited from providing legal advice. In some circumstances, our office may suggest that individuals seek legal advice and/or the services of an attorney.
'Pro Se' literally means 'for himself or herself' or 'in his or her own behalf'.
Example: Pro Se representation means that a person will handle his or her own case in court without a lawyer.
CIVIL /FAMILY DIVISION
The Civil Division is currently filing all cases except Asbestos electronically on the courts website www.3rdcc.org. View the website for all case types currently filed electronically.
The Family Division processes divorce and custody cases as well as other family matters including Personal Protection Orders (PPOs) and are filed manually.
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center - Suite 201
Detroit, MI 48226
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
WAYNE COUNTY CLERK CIVIL DIVISION FEES
|Jury Demand||$ 85.00|
|Divorce (no children)||$175.00|
|Divorce (with children)||$255.00|
|Support Motions||$ 60.00|
|Custody/Parenting Time Motions||$100.00|
|Appeals (Transmittal Fee)||$ 25.00|
|Certification/Authentication||$ 10.00 (plus $1.00 per page)|
|Copies||$ 2.00 (per page)|
|Certified letter||$ 10.00|
|Record Search Fee||$ 1.00|
|Register of Actions||$ 1.00|