The Mission of the Muskegon
County Courts is to provide the public with a fair and impartial forum in which to resolve
conflict and to provide services in an effective, efficient and reasonable manner, that is
accessible to all citizens
is District Court?
The District Court is a trial court of limited
jurisdiction. Michigan is divided into 101 judicial districts, ranging in size from a
single city or township to multiple counties. The District Court has exclusive
jurisdiction over the following types of cases:
- Civil suits involving $25,000 or less.
- Adult criminal misdemeanor offenses punishable by up to one
- Civil Infractions/Traffic Violations
- Landlord/Tenant Disputes, such as eviction proceedings.
- Small Claims (Civil Suits
involving $5000 or less).
- Land contract forfeitures.
In addition to its jurisdiction to try adult criminal
offenses punishable by up to one years imprisonment, the District Court is the court
in which all other adult criminal proceedings begin, regardless of the nature of the
offense. In carrying out this function, the District Court has jurisdiction to :
- Issue arrest and search warrants.
- Set bail and accept bond.
- Conduct misdemeanor and felony arraignments.
- Preside over preliminary examinations for felony offenses.
District Court decisions are generally appealible to the
Circuit Court, although a different appeal process applies to informal hearings involving civil traffic
infractions, and small claims division.
Called Phone Numbers
60th District Court