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17th District Court

15111 Beech Daly
Redford Township, MI 48239

(Located on the west side of Beech Daly Road, one block south of 5 Mile Road)

Phone:  313-387-2790

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

*Our Clerks are not allowed to provide legal advice.  Please click here if you have legal questions:  michiganlegalhelp.org.

Pay Traffic Citations

To pay traffic citations issued in Redford Township by Credit Card click here for more information or follow the link below:

Internet System

Please CLICK HERE for our new payment system. Please be advised there is a 4% fee with a $3.00 minimum to use our web based payment application.

Closing for 2022

THE 17TH DISTRICT COURT WILL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS FOR 2022

Date Closed   Holiday
January 3, 2022   New Year's Day
January 17, 2022   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 21, 2022   President's Day
April 15, 2022   Good Friday
May 30, 2022   Memorial Day
June 20, 2022   Juneteenth (Observed)
July 4, 2022   Independence Day 
September 5, 2022   Labor Day
October 10, 2022   Columbus Day
November 11, 2022   Veteran's Day  
November 24, 25, 2022   Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23, 26, 2022    Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 30, 2022    New Years Eve
January 2, 2023   New Years Day (Observed)
17th District Court Mission Statement

The 17th District Court is committed to ensuring a judicial system that is both understandable and accessible to the public we serve. We pledge equality and fairness to all. In order to achieve our mission we shall utilize all available resources and technology. We will combine the dedication, cooperation and integrity of our Staff with the leadership of our Judges and Administrators to provide quality service in all facets of our Court System.

 

Administration & Organization

The ADA and Language Access Coordinator for the Seventeenth District Court is Matthew Sawicki. 

  • Court Administration: Responsible for personnel and fiscal management, juror coordination, maintenance of case flow and docket management.
  • Criminal: Maintains criminal record keeping systems and the processing and scheduling of all misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses (more information).
  • Traffic & Ordinance: Responsible for maintaining court records on all traffic, ordinance and municipal civil infractions and the processing and scheduling of these cases (more information).
  • Civil Division: Maintains records on general civillandlord/tenant and small claims cases and the scheduling and processing of these cases.
  • Probation Department: Responsible for the supervision and counseling referral of defendants placed on probation. The Probation Department also performs drug testing, breathalyzer testing, conducts alcohol assessments and pre-sentence investigations (more information).
Announcements

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Please be advised:  The Court will be closed on Monday, June 20th, 2022.  The Court will reopen on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at 8:30 am.  If you'd like to make a payment please visit our payment website at 17districtcourtpay.com .

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PLEASE BE ADVISED: On October 1, 2021 the Secretary of State cancelled many suspensions as a result of new legislation.  If you want to find out if your suspension has been cancelled, you may obtain a copy of your Driving Record from the Secretary of State.  Any fines and Costs that were issued by the 17th District Court and remain outstanding will not be waived by the court.

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If you are a landlord or tenant with questions about evictions, funding for back rent, or legal aid, please visit our Landlord-Tenant webpage by clicking here.

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If you are interested in setting aside a conviction, Court Staff is here to help you.  Please appear In Person at the court to file your motion to set aside conviction.If you'd like legal help to set aside your conviction Click HERE.  

 

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Do you have a traffic ticket that you received in Redford that you'd like to Dispute?  Please try our Online Dispute Resolution Tool by clicking here.

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Have you received a ticket from the Redford Building Department?  If your ticket has been filed with the Court, you will need to resolve the matter through the 17th District Court. Please contact a clerk for more information.

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Would you like to make a payment for your court fees?  Please visit 17districtcourtpay.com

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Would you like to schedule your hearing by ZOOM?  We can do that!  Please fill out the MC 505 form and email it to a clerk! Click HERE

Please also review your Advice of Rights prior to your court date here.

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Did you know that most of our online services can be accessed 24 hours using our Kiosk?  Stop by the 17th District Court's vestibule to try it out.

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Turn in Policy: If a Bench Warrant has been issued for your arrest, you must turn yourself in at the court.  A judge is available for turn ins on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 am.  If a judge is unavailable when you appear at the court, we will schedule your hearing for another day.

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To Contact a Criminal Clerk:   criminalclerk17thdc@gmail.com

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To Contact a Civil Clerk: civilclerk17thdc@gmail.com

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The 17th District Court is operating in a limited access format, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.  Feel free to call our main line at (313) 387 - 2790 or check in on our Kiosk located in the vestibule of the new courthouse.

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The Court is handling cases and taking in-person payments during normal business hours. Please contact a clerk for more information.

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If you have received a notification in the mail regarding a tax garnishment issued by the 17th District Court against you, your taxes may be garnished by the court for unpaid court fines and costs.  The tax garnishment will remain in effect until your fines and costs are paid in full.

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***If you've received a traffic citation, you must respond to the ticket within 14 days***

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The 17th District Court is NOT currently participating in an Amnesty Program. A flyer is currently circulating on the internet but it is Fake News.

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If you'd like to look up a 17th District Court record please click HERE

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Are you seeking legal assistance?

 

The Counsel & Advocacy Law Line (CALL) is a division of Lakeshore Legal Aid. CALL offers an attorney-staffed telephone hotline providing advice, brief service, and referrals to seniors and other low-income people.

Eligible clients receive immediate legal advice and brief services, and ineligible callers are offered private bar and social service referrals. CALL attorneys regularly handle consumer, education, employment, and health and housing disputes; secure and protect public benefits; assist with driver license restoration; and guide self-represented litigants through domestic, housing and other civil actions. Call 1-888-783-8190 to find out if they can help you.