Landlord/Tenant & Eviction Information
The Civil Bureau specializes in Landlord/Tenant Summons and Evictions for all of Washtenaw County.
When a Landlord needs to evict a Tenant(s), court papers must be filed to initiate the proceedings. The first step for the Landlord is to obtain a Landlord/Tenant Summons. This provides a court date for both the Landlord and the Tenant(s) to plead their case in front of a judge. If the judge finds in favor of the Landlord, an eviction is ordered. For more information regarding Landlord/Tenant and Eviction information, please see Michigan's Practical Guide for Tenants & Landlords.
Information for Landlords
We can assist you with Landlord/Tenant Summons and Eviction Writs. We have five Special Deputy Sheriffs who are trained in this area. They bring…
• Experience in the safe, timely service of process & the proper handling of court documents.
• Knowledge of civil process statutes and rules, local courts & the community.
• Credibility in the community. Individuals being served usually respond more cooperatively to trained Special Deputy Sheriffs.
For detailed information regarding Landlord/Tenant Summons and Evictions, please see our Apartment Complex Toolkit Page.
For a list of the necessary court documents which can be completed and printed from your personal computer, please see our Court Forms Page.
Information for Tenants
Please visit the following links for some helpful information.
- Michigan's Practical Guide for Tenants & Landlords
- Michigan Tenant Counseling Program
- How Mortgage Foreclosure Affects Tenants
See our Fees page for more information.
Please note that there is a $30/Hour "Stand-By" charge for evictions.