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 2021


Date Closed   Holiday
January 1, 2021   New Year's Day
January 18, 2021   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 15, 2021   President's Day
April 2, 2021   Good Friday
May 31, 2021   Memorial Day
July 5, 2021   Independence Day (Observed)
September 6, 2021   Labor Day
October 11, 2021   Columbus Day
November 11, 2021   Veteran's Day  
November 25, 26, 2021   Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24, 27, 2021    Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 31, 2021    New Years Eve
January 3, 2022   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).
Law Day 2021

Historically, the Seventeenth District Court has hosted a number of unique law day events that were designed to educate the young people and community members about the court, the legal system, and the Rule of Law. Over the years, these events impacted on many young people who expressed interest in the law and the legal profession.  The Court intends to continue its Law Day traditions once  the circumstances surrounding the virus will allow.

May 1, 2021 marks the 63rd anniversary of Law Day, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower established it in 1958, that was later enacted by Congress in 1961.  Law Day gives the country the opportunity to reflect on American laws, and the legal system.  This year’s theme as noted by the American Bar Association is Rule of Law Now.  In the link provided below, information about the history of Law Day and this year’s theme are explained and explored.   Topics of discussion are noted for students, as well.  Enjoy the spring and summer and on May 1, give a thought for the laws and legal system of the United States of America.

Click the above picture for more information on Law Day.



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


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.


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.


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

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


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***


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, May 31, 2021.

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, June 1, 2020. 


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