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, Magistrates and Administrators to provide quality service in all facets of our Court System.


The Court will be closed to the public at noon on April 25, 2014 for an all-staff in-service training session. Click here to view notice for our closure.


2014 Document Destruction Day

Friday Feature, Courtesy of the Detroit Legal News
Veteran Court embraces its role of 'changing lives' by Beth Anne Eckerle
March 14, 2014

Click Here to View Article

Additional Veterans Court Link:

Judges hear that veterans' courts change lives, Wyoming jurist vows to bring one to Kent County

Effective June 1, 2011, the 17th District Court will no longer allow cells phones in the courthouse. The only exceptions will be for attorneys and on-duty police officers.

Pay Traffic Citations issued in Redford Township by Credit Card click here for more information or follow the instructions below:

Phone System Payments
  1. Dial 1.800.272.9829
  2. Select Option 3
  3. Enter the following jurisdiction code for the 17th District Court: 3240
  4. Follow the messages, inputting data where necessary
  5. Wait for confirmation number
Internet System
  1. Go to www.officialpayments.com
  2. Select Local Payment and enter the following zip code: 48239
  3. Select the 17th District Court Payment type you wish to make.
  4. Submit the Payment
  5. Wait for a confirmation number

Closings for 2015


Date Closed Holiday
Thursday January 1, 2015 New Year's Day
Monday January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday February 16, 2015 President's Day
Friday, April 3, 2015 Good Friday
Monday, May 25, 2015 Memorial Day
Friday July 3, 2015 Independence Day
Monday September 7, 2015 Labor Day
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Veteran's Day
Thursday November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving Day
Friday November 27, 2015 Day after Thanksgiving Day
Thursday December 24, 2015 Christmas Eve
Friday December 25, 2015 Christmas Day
Thursday December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve

Administration & Organization

The ADA Coordinator for the Seventeenth District Court is Matthew Sawicki
The Court's Language Access Coordinator is Linda Bailey

  • 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 presentence investigations (more information).

Resources &
Frequently Asked Questions

Action Center
The NEW "Action Center" allows citizens to maintain an open dialogue with their Township Government. Citizens can fill out and submit forms online to report incidents, provide feedback, request tours and more.
Click here to get started!
Community Help

Having trouble with Bed Bugs? Click here for more information.
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency has developed a reputation among care agencies as experts in assessing potential bed bug problems in homes, apartments and schools in our area. If you have reason to believe that a resident needs this service, please feel free to share this referral with them. The phone number to Wayne Metro is 734-246-2280.

Ways to Family Self-Sufficiency, Inc. www.wtfss.org

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Action Plan - SNAP (.pdf)

Did you know that the Redford Firefighters Fund loans wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches to Redford residents free of charge? Contact the South Fire Station for availability @ 937-2029. (Must show proof of residency at time of pick-up.)

Wayne County:

Public Services:

Rouge System:

DTE Energy:

Food Services:

Check back soon for updates!

Foster Care:

Methodist Children's Home Society Recruitment
Click Here for more info
View the Public Service Announcement about MCHS Foster Care and Adoption by clicking the YouTube link below

Become a Licensed Foster Parent through the Judson Center
Click here for more info

Foreign Student Exchange Program
Click here for more info

Foster Care and Adoption through Vista Maria
(313) 271-3050 ext. 232


Little Lives, Big Dreams:
Wayne Metro Head Start

Click Here for more info


Please look for the link on the Red Bar for Veteran Information

Blood Drives:



15111 Beech Daly,
Redford, Michigan, 48239
(located on the west side of
Beech Daly Road, one block south
of 5 Mile Road)
Point-to-Point Driving Directions

Telephone: (313) 387-2790

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


Electronic Payments for Tax and Water Bills

To pay via first class mail, please send to:
12200 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239

Important Numbers:

For general Information call the Clerk's Office
or the Supervisor's Office

For Parks and Recreation information call

Lost your pet, have a loose animal in the neighborhood or an animal not being taken care of?  Call Redford’s Animal Control
(313) 387-2565 (weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm)
or (313) 387-2551 (weekends and after hours)

For problems with Trash Pickup or Complaints call: Republic Waste (trash pickup complaints/questions)