301 State St.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: (231) 547-7227
Fax: (231) 547-7253
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
District Court Judge
The Hon. James N. Erhart
District Court Staff
District Court Administrator/Magistrate: H. Dean Viles
District Court Attorney Magistrate: Katrina D. Martin
District Court Phone Numbers:
Traffic Division / Main: (231) 547-7227 For a Schedule of common Civil Infraction fines and costs please click here.
Criminal Division: (231) 547-7227
Civil Division: (231) 547-7254
Probation Department: (231) 547-7224
About District Court
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 most traffic violations, all civil cases with claims up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters, most traffic tickets, and all misdemeanor criminal cases (generally, cases where the accused, if found guilty, cannot be sentenced to more than one year in jail). In addition, small claims cases are heard by a division of the district court. There are approximately 100 district courts in Michigan.
District court judges are elected for six-year terms.
ADA Coordinator: H. Dean Viles
Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities
Link to Language Access at: http://courts.mi.gov/self-help/interpreter/pages/default.aspx
Link to Michigan Legal Help at: http://www.michiganlegalhelp.org
Additional Court information: http://courts.mi.gov/Pages/default.aspx
State Administrative Office Approved Forms:
For any questions regarding Community Corrections please contact: (231) 547-7269
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