District Court Overview
88-2 District Court Overview


The district court is often called the people's court.
More people have contact with the district court than any other court.

The district court handles traffic violations, civil infractions, criminal misdemeanor dispositions
(not to exceed one year in jail), civil cases including small claims, landlord-tenant/land contract forfeiture disputes.

Civil disputes seeking money damages cannot exceed $25,000 in district court.

Unless suppressed by a court order, everything in district court is public knowledge.

 

Updated 10/30/17

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