17th District Court

15111 Beech Daly
Redford Township, MI48239
(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.

Closings for 2020


Date Closed   Holiday
January 1, 2020   New Year's Day
January 20, 2020   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2020   President's Day
April 10, 2020   Good Friday
May 28, 2020   Memorial Day
July 3, 2020   Independence Day (Observed)
September 7, 2020   Labor Day
October 12, 2020   Columbus Day
November 11, 2020   Veteran's Day  
November 26, 27, 2020   Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24, 25, 2020    Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 31, 2020    New Years Eve
January 1, 2021   New Years Day


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 civil, landlord/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).

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


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



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


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.


Turn in Policy: If a Bench Warrant has been issued for your arrest, contact a Criminal Clerk about scheduling a hearing.  The Clerk will schedule your hearing and send you an invite via email. Once you appear at the hearing, the warrant will be lifted.


To Contact a Criminal Clerk:   criminalclerk17thdc@gmail.com


To Contact a Civil Clerk: civilclerk17thdc@gmail.com


Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the 17th District Court is operating in an appointment based 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.

The Court is still handling cases during normal business hours. Please contact a clerk for more information.


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.


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


Please pardon our dust as the 17th District Court continues construction to provide improved services to court litigants!


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.


***Please be advised:  The Court will be closed Monday, October 12, 2020.

There is a 24-hour locked drop box available for payments in the court's vestibule.  Also, payments can be made through our online portal by visiting www.17districtcourtpay.com.

The Court will reopen promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. ***


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