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REVISED JUDICATURE ACT OF 1961

Act 236 of 1961

AN ACT to revise and consolidate the statutes relating to the organization and jurisdiction of the courts of this state; the powers and duties of the courts, and of the judges and other officers of the courts; the forms and attributes of civil claims and actions; the time within which civil actions and proceedings may be brought in the courts; pleading, evidence, practice, and procedure in civil and criminal actions and proceedings in the courts; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state governmental officers and entities; to provide remedies and penalties for the violation of certain provisions of this act; to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with or contravening any of the provisions of this act; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1961, Act 236, Eff. Jan. 1, 1963 ;-- Am. 1974, Act 52, Imd. Eff. Mar. 26, 1974 ;-- Am. 1999, Act 239, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1999 ;-- Am. 2009, Act 29, Eff. July 5, 2009


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
236-1961-1DivisionCHAPTER 1 SHORT TITLE AND CONSTRUCTION (600.101...600.185)
236-1961-2DivisionCHAPTER 2 SUPREME COURT: ORGANIZATION AND POWERS (600.201...600.251)
236-1961-3DivisionCHAPTER 3 COURT OF APPEALS: ORGANIZATION AND POWERS (600.301...600.321)
236-1961-4DivisionCHAPTER 4 TRIAL COURT CONCURRENT JURISDICTION (600.401...600.425)
236-1961-5DivisionCHAPTER 5 CIRCUIT COURTS: ORGANIZATION AND POWERS (600.501...600.596)
236-1961-6DivisionCHAPTER 6 JURISDICTION OF THE CIRCUIT COURTS (600.601...600.641)
236-1961-6ADivisionCHAPTER 6A UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ACT (600.651...600.673)
236-1961-7DivisionCHAPTER 7 BASES OF JURISDICTION (600.701...600.775)
236-1961-8DivisionCHAPTER 8 PROBATE COURTS (600.801...600.899)
236-1961-9DivisionCHAPTER 9 ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS (600.901...600.949)
236-1961-10DivisionCHAPTER 10 (600.1001...600.1058)
236-1961-10A.DivisionCHAPTER 10A. DRUG TREATMENT COURTS (600.1060...600.1084)
236-1961-10B.DivisionCHAPTER 10B. MENTAL HEALTH COURT (600.1090...600.1099a)
236-1961-11DivisionCHAPTER 11 COURT STENOGRAPHERS (600.1101...600.1179)
236-1961-12DivisionCHAPTER 12 JURORS (600.1200...600.1297)
236-1961-13DivisionCHAPTER 13 JURORS (600.1300...600.1376)
236-1961-14DivisionCHAPTER 14 GENERAL PROVISIONS (600.1401...600.1494)
236-1961-15DivisionCHAPTER 15 TIME AND PLACE OF HOLDING CIRCUIT COURTS (600.1501...600.1531)
236-1961-16DivisionCHAPTER 16 VENUE (600.1601...600.1659)
236-1961-17DivisionCHAPTER 17 CONTEMPTS (600.1701...600.1745)
236-1961-18DivisionCHAPTER 18 PROCESS AND ARRESTS (600.1801...600.1865)
236-1961-19DivisionCHAPTER 19 COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION AND SERVICE OF PROCESS (600.1901...600.1974)
236-1961-20DivisionCHAPTER 20 PARTIES (600.2001...600.2051)
236-1961-21DivisionCHAPTER 21 EVIDENCE (600.2101...600.2169)
236-1961-21ADivisionCHAPTER 21A UNIFORM UNSWORN FOREIGN DECLARATIONS ACT (600.2181...600.2190)
236-1961-22.DivisionCHAPTER 22. UNIFORM INTERSTATE DEPOSITIONS AND DISCOVERY ACT (600.2201...600.2209)
236-1961-23DivisionCHAPTER 23 AMENDMENTS (600.2301...600.2331)
236-1961-24DivisionCHAPTER 24 COSTS (600.2401...600.2461)
236-1961-25DivisionCHAPTER 25 FEES (600.2501...600.2591)
236-1961-26DivisionCHAPTER 26 BONDS (600.2601...600.2665)
236-1961-27DivisionCHAPTER 27 NOTICE LIS PENDENS (600.2701...600.2735)
236-1961-28.DivisionCHAPTER 28. JUDGMENT LIENS (600.2801...600.2819)
236-1961-29DivisionCHAPTER 29 PROVISIONS CONCERNING SPECIFIC ACTIONS (600.2901...600.2977)
236-1961-30DivisionCHAPTER 30 LIMITATION OF SUCCESSOR ASBESTOS-RELATED LIABILITY (600.3001...600.3001)
236-1961-31DivisionCHAPTER 31 FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGES AND LAND CONTRACTS (600.3101...600.3185)
236-1961-32DivisionCHAPTER 32 FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGES BY ADVERTISEMENT (600.3201...600.3285)
236-1961-33DivisionCHAPTER 33 PARTITION (600.3301...600.3372)
236-1961-35DivisionCHAPTER 35 THE VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION AND WINDING UP OF CORPORATIONS (600.3501...600.3525)
236-1961-36DivisionCHAPTER 36 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST CORPORATIONS (600.3601...600.3645)
236-1961-38DivisionCHAPTER 38 PUBLIC NUISANCES (600.3801...600.3840)
236-1961-40DivisionCHAPTER 40 ATTACHMENT AND GARNISHMENT (600.4001...600.4065)
236-1961-43DivisionCHAPTER 43 HABEAS CORPUS (600.4301...600.4387)
236-1961-44DivisionCHAPTER 44 MANDAMUS (600.4401...600.4431)
236-1961-45DivisionCHAPTER 45 QUO WARRANTO (600.4501...600.4545)
236-1961-47DivisionCHAPTER 47 (600.4701...600.4709)
236-1961-48DivisionCHAPTER 48 COLLECTION OF PENALTIES, FINES, AND FORFEITED RECOGNIZANCES (600.4801...600.4851)
236-1961-49DivisionCHAPTER 49 (600.4901...600.4923)
236-1961-49ADivisionCHAPTER 49A (600.4951...600.4969)
236-1961-50DivisionCHAPTER 50 ARBITRATIONS (600.5001...600.5035)
236-1961-50ADivisionCHAPTER 50A HEALTH CARE ARBITRATION (600.5040...600.5065)
236-1961-50B.DivisionCHAPTER 50B. DOMESTIC RELATIONS ARBITRATION (600.5070...600.5082)
236-1961-52DivisionCHAPTER 52 ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS (600.5201...600.5265)
236-1961-53DivisionCHAPTER 53 RECEIVERSHIP FOR WAGE EARNERS (600.5301...600.5375)
236-1961-54DivisionCHAPTER 54 ASSIGNMENT OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (600.5401...600.5445)
236-1961-54A.DivisionCHAPTER 54A. BANKRUPTCY (600.5451...600.5451)
236-1961-55DivisionCHAPTER 55 PRISONER LITIGATION REFORM (600.5501...600.5531)
236-1961-56DivisionCHAPTER 56 PROCEEDINGS TO RECOVER THE POSSESSION OF LAND IN CERTAIN CASES (600.5601...600.5679)
236-1961-57DivisionCHAPTER 57 SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS TO RECOVER POSSESSION OF PREMISES (600.5701...600.5759)
236-1961-57ADivisionCHAPTER 57a (600.5771...600.5785)
236-1961-58DivisionCHAPTER 58 LIMITATION OF ACTIONS (600.5801...600.5869)
236-1961-60DivisionCHAPTER 60 ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS (600.6001...600.6098)
236-1961-61DivisionCHAPTER 61 PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTARY TO JUDGMENT (600.6101...600.6143)
236-1961-62DivisionCHAPTER 62 INSTALLMENT JUDGMENTS (600.6201...600.6251)
236-1961-63DivisionCHAPTER 63 (600.6301...600.6312)
236-1961-64DivisionCHAPTER 64 COURT OF CLAIMS (600.6401...600.6475)
236-1961-65DivisionCHAPTER 65 COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION (600.6501...600.6537)
236-1961-66DivisionCHAPTER 66 JURISDICTION, POWERS AND DUTIES OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (600.6601...600.6661)
236-1961-67DivisionCHAPTER 67 COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIONS AND SERVICE OF PROCESS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.6701...600.6755)
236-1961-68DivisionCHAPTER 68 ADJOURNMENTS AND THE TRANSFER OF CAUSES IN JUSTICE COURT (600.6801...600.6841)
236-1961-69DivisionCHAPTER 69 PLEADINGS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.6901...600.6953)
236-1961-70DivisionCHAPTER 70 TRIALS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7001...600.7061)
236-1961-71DivisionCHAPTER 71 JUDGMENTS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7101...600.7137)
236-1961-72DivisionCHAPTER 72 EXECUTIONS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7201...600.7271)
236-1961-73DivisionCHAPTER 73 REPLEVIN IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7301...600.7379)
236-1961-74DivisionCHAPTER 74 ATTACHMENT IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7401...600.7447)
236-1961-75DivisionCHAPTER 75 GARNISHMENT IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7501...600.7585)
236-1961-76DivisionCHAPTER 76 FEES OF JUSTICES, JURORS, CONSTABLES AND WITNESSES (600.7601...600.7651)
236-1961-77DivisionCHAPTER 77 APPEALS FROM JUSTICE COURT (600.7701...600.7741)
236-1961-78DivisionCHAPTER 78 CONTEMPTS IN JUSTICE COURT (600.7801...600.7831)
236-1961-79DivisionCHAPTER 79 GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO JUSTICE COURTS (600.7901...600.7975)
236-1961-80DivisionCHAPTER 80 THE BUSINESS COURT (600.8001...600.8047)
236-1961-81DivisionCHAPTER 81 DISTRICT COURT: ESTABLISHMENT; DISTRICTS (600.8101...600.8181)
236-1961-82DivisionCHAPTER 82 DISTRICT JUDGES (600.8201...600.8288)
236-1961-83DivisionCHAPTER 83 DISTRICT COURT: JURISDICTION; POWERS (600.8301...600.8396)
236-1961-84DivisionCHAPTER 84 SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION (600.8401...600.8427)
236-1961-85DivisionCHAPTER 85 MAGISTRATES (600.8501...600.8555)
236-1961-86DivisionCHAPTER 86 RECORDERS AND STENOGRAPHERS (600.8601...600.8635)
236-1961-87DivisionCHAPTER 87 MUNICIPAL CIVIL INFRACTIONS (600.8701...600.8735)
236-1961-88DivisionCHAPTER 88 STATE CIVIL INFRACTIONS (600.8801...600.8835)
236-1961-91DivisionCHAPTER 91 STATE JUDICIAL COUNCIL (600.9101...600.9109)
236-1961-99DivisionCHAPTER 99 REPEALS, SAVINGS CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE (600.9901...600.9948)