200 Division St, Suite G12
Petoskey, MI 49770-2486
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
DISCLAIMER: Anyone with a NONPUBLIC * case will not appear on this calendar.
*Call your attorney or the Court to verify your hearing date/time if your case is NONPUBLIC.
District Court Judge
The Hon. James N. Erhart
District Court Administrator
Lisa M. Smith
District Court Attorney Magistrate
Katrina D. Martin
District Court Magistrate
District Court phone numbers:
|Traffic Division / Main:||(231) 348-1750||Fax (231) 348-0616|
|Civil Division:||(231) 348-1751 / 348-1753|
|Criminal Division:||(231) 348-1752 / 348-1755|
|Probation Department:||(231) 348-0632||Fax (231) 348-0698|
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.
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