In the interest of public health, the public is encouraged not to attend court proceedings unless necessary, and the courts are encouraged to use videoconferencing and other available technology as permitted. To the extent possible, during this time, please conduct court business via telephone or e-mail. Any inquiries may be directed to the contacts below:
District Court – Clinton 989 224-5155
Courtroom 1: 977 602 5611
Courtroom 2: 592 489 8751
The use of videoconferencing technology by participants is presumed for the following types of hearings unless the court determines otherwise:
District Court – see MCR 2.408(C) for list
ALL OTHER ZOOM APPEARANCES MUST BE PRE-APPROVED.
(Disclaimer: Pursuant to MCR 2.407(A)(1), participants do not include members of the general public.
The operations of the 65A District Court are constitutionally and statutorily mandated. Citizens have more contact with District Court than any other court in the state. Criminally, District Court handles all adult misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year and relevant proceedings including arraignment, setting bond, trial and sentencing. It also conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases.
District Court also has exclusive jurisdiction of all civil litigation up to $25,000 and handles garnishments, eviction proceedings, land contract and mortgage foreclosures and small claims cases. The District Court also adjudicates all vehicle code and statute/ordinance violations.
Online Payments for Fines, Costs and Traffic Tickets
You will need your case number and/or ticket number (also known as citation number). Access the payment site for this court using Pay Location Code (PLC) 1919. You will be leaving the Clinton County District Court webpage.