Fines & Costs

1st Time Offenses

rev. 11-1-14

Civil Claim Fees

Violation Select: License and Registration –  Overtaking –  Right of Way –  Turning –  StoppingWrong Way –  Motorcycles, Mopeds, Bicycles –  Fire & Emergency –  Cell PhoneRail Road–  Pederstrian – Parking –  Miscellanious – Equipment –  Commercial VehiclesMunicipal

CIVIL INFRACTIONS

DESCRIPTION TOTAL
SPEED VIOLATIONS
Below minimum speed (freeway) 135
Construction Zone Fine+100
School Zone Fine+100
Failed to exercise due care and caution 195
Failed to stop in assured, clear distance 195
Violation of basic speed law (too fast) 135
Violation of basic speed law (too slow) 135
Disregard posted speed limits See Below
Exceed num. speed limit (buses, cars w/ trailers, trucks) See Below
Exceed speed on Limited Access Highway See Below
Exceed statewide speed See Below
1-5 mph over limit 135
6-10 mph over limit 145
11-15 mph over limit 165
16-20 mph over limit 190
21-25 mph over limit 210
26+ mph over limit 225
Careless Driving 225
Careless Driving w/ Accident 240
Refusal of PBT – Non-CMV 205
ALL ACCIDENTS 195

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LICENSE/REGISTRATION/INSURANCE
Fail to change address on registration 120
Fail to change address-operator’s license 120
Fail to display graduated license 120
Improper display of license plate 120
Expired Plate/No Plates/No Valid Plate 135
No proof of insurance – insured on date of offense* 25
No proof of insurance – acquired after offense 165
No proof of insurance – cannot provide proof COURT
No registration 120
Violate graduated license permit 120
*$25 Fee assessed when driver provides proof to the court per MCL 257.329(3) w/i 14 days

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OVERTAKING
Following too closely 135
Improper lane driving (mult. lane hwy) 135
Improper passing 145

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RIGHT OF WAY – YIELD
Emergency vehicle 165
Fail to yield to pedestrians 135
Fail to yield – other 135
Funeral procession 135

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TURNING & SIGNALING
Drove across median – limited access highway 135
Fail to signal/improper signal 135
Improper turn 135

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STOPPING
Avoid/Disregard traffic control device (SIGN) 135
Disobey Traffic Signal (Light) 145
Disregard red signal/Right Turn on Red w/o stop 145
Disregard flashing signal 145
Disregard stop sign 145
Disregard yellow/amber signal 145
Fail to stop for school bus 235
Fail to stop leaving private drive 135

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WRONG WAY
Drove on wrong side – divided hwy 135
Drove left of center (wrong side – undivided hwy) 135
Drove wrong way – one way road 135
Entered/exited freeway improperly 135

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MOTORCYCLES, MOPEDS, BICYCLES
Bicycle violations 115
Helmet violations 115
Moped on limited access hwy 135
Moped on sidewalk 135
Motorcycle/Moped – Unlawful Rider 115
Motorcycle/Moped – Over 2 Abreast 135

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FIRE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Drove over fire hose 135
Following fire truck too closely 135

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CELL PHONE
CMV-BUS – Use of Cell Phone 240
Use of Cell Phone by Level 1 or Level 2 Driver 150

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RAILROAD OFFENSES
Disobeyed RR stop sign/signal/lowered gate 145
School bus failed to stop at crossing 225

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PEDESTRIANS
Pedestrian on freeway 90
Other pedestrian violations 85

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PARKING VIOLATIONS
Disregard handicap sign 185
Improper use of handicap permit 185
Pkg. w/in 15 ft. of hydrant 85
Six or more unpaid parking tickets COURT
Two or more unpaid handicap pkg. tickets COURT
Unattended car/key in ignition 85
Failed to redeem abandoned vehicle 135
Fail to show proof of sale 135
All other parking violations 85
Snow Eme CI-B-T-FR 135

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MISCELLANEOUS VIOLATIONS
Furnish Alcohol to Minor – Sting Operation 205
Child Restraint Violation 135
Fail to Dim Headlights/Unauthorized use 135
Distracted Driver 155
Impeded Traffic 155
Seat Belt Violation 65

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EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS
Defective brakes 120
Unsafe vehicle/Failed to maintain equipment 120
Obstructed view – dangling ornament 135
Unsafe steering 120
All other equipment violations * (including tinted windows) 120
* F&C Suspended if proof provided before due date that violation was corrected

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COMM. VEHICLES/MOTOR CARRIER
CMV equipment violations 235
MCSA Violations 230
CMV accidents 265
Drove during out of service order 220
PARKING, Commercial Vehicle prohibited* 130
Serious Safety Defect 325
Towing more than one vehicle/trailer 235
Unauthorized passengers 230
Misload – 1 axle 340
Misload – 2 axles 540
Misload – 3 axles 740
Width, height and load violations 235
Overweight – Overgross vehicle weight 140
* – L468.M, L502.M, L 1,000-2,000 LBS OVER 4,001-5,000 LBS OVER 12 cents/lb
** – 3720T.A, 3720, 3 2,001-3,000 LBS OVER 5,001-10,000 LBS OVER 15 cents/lb
3,001-4,000 LBS OVER 10,000 + LBS OVER 20 cents/lb
CMV – Exceed Posted Speed See Below;
1-5 mph over limit 180
6-10 mph over limit 190
11-15 mph over limit 200
16-20 mph over limit 210
21-25 mph over limit 220
26+ mph over limit 230

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Municipal Civil Infractions
DESCRIP TOTAL
Abandoned Vehicle 135
Allow Debris on Property 135
Animal Violations 135
Anti-blight 135
Building Code Violations 135
Curfew Violations 135
Disposal of Refuse 135
Distracted driving CMV 225
False Alarm 135
Littering 135
Loitering-2nd 135
Marine – Exceed Slow/No Wake 155
Marine – Interfere w/ Street While Launching Boat 135
Marine – No Launch Permit 135
Marine – Operate After Hours 135
Marine – Operate PWC w/o Classification 135
Marine – Swerve Last Minute 135
Marine – tow skier w/o mirror/observer CI* 135
Marine – wake jumping 135
Marine – Ski After Hours 135
Merchandising on Highway 135
Minor in Possession of Tobacco 135
No Certificate of Occupancy 135
Obstructing Sidewalk 135
Park or Store RV 135
In Park After Hours 135
Snow- Park during Emergency 135
Storage of Improperly Plated Vehicle 135
* 0302.1.C-SN, L418.C

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Please be advised that the Michigan legislature recently passed Electronic Filing Legislation. The legislation requires District Courts to collect an “electronic filing system fee” , effective March 1, 2016, in addition to the existing filing fees when commencing an action in District Court, regardless of whether the action is filed electronically. 

Small Claims

DESCRIPTION TOTAL
Filing Fee: claim $1.00-$600.00 $30.00
Filing Fee: claim $600.01-$1750.00 $50.00
Filing Fee: claim $1750.01-$5,500.00 $70.00

Landlord / Tenant & Summary Proceedings

Possession Only $55.00
Up to $600.00 & Possession $90.00
$600.01-$1750.00 & Possession $110.00
$1750.01-$10,000.00 & Possession $130.00
$10,000.01-$25,000.00 & Possession $215.00

Other Fees & Costs

Garnishment- GARN $15.00
Jury Demand Fee – MYDJ $50.00
Writ Fee $15.00
Subpoena – for Debtor’s Exam $15.00
Motion / Petition Fee – MOTN $20.00

On any and all civil cases.

If multiple motions filed at same the time, only 1 fee.

General Civil

Up to $600.00 $35.00
$600.01-1,750.00 $55.00
$1,750.01-$10,000.00 $75.00
$10,000.01-$25,000.00 & Possession $160.00

Claim & Delivery

Other than Money Damages $75.00
Up to $600.00 & Possession $110.00
$600.00-$1,750.00 & Possession $130.00
$1,750.00-$10,000.00 & Possession $150.00
$10,000.00-$25,000.00 & Possession $235.00