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Mission Statement

Who Is District Court?

Frequently called phone & fax  numbers



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

Who 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 year’s imprisonment.
  • 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 year’s 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.

Frequently Called Phone Numbers

60th District Court

FAX 231 724-3489
General Office/Traffic 231 724-6294
Probation Dept. 231 724-6238

Other Frequently Called
Court Office Numbers

Muskegon County Clerk's Office 231-724-6221
Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office 231-724-6435
Victim/Witness Division 231-724-6676
Family Division/Juvenile Center 231-724-6234
Muskegon County Sheriff's Dept. 231-724-6351
Inmate Information 231-724-6275
Probate Court 231-724-6241
Friend of the Court 231-724-6421

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Muskegon County, Michigan
990 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI  49442
Phone (231) 724-6294
Fax (231) 724-3489

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays)