90th District Court

200 Division St, Suite G12
Petoskey, MI 49770-2486
(231) 348-1754

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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District Court Judge
The Hon. James N. Erhart







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District Court Staff

District Court Administrator
Lisa M. Smith

District Court Attorney Magistrate
Kerry Zahner

District Court Magistrate
Jeana Russey

District Court phone numbers:

Traffic Division / Main: (231) 348-1750
Civil Division: (231) 348-1751 / 348-1753
Criminal Division: (231) 348-1752 / 348-1755
Probation Department: (231) 348-0632

District Court fax numbers:
(231) 348-0616 Main
(231) 348-0698 Probation

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.

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Additional Court information: http://www.michigan.gov

State Court Administrative Office Approved Court Forms: www.courts.michigan.gov/administration/scao/forms/pages/search-for-a-form.aspx

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