21st District Court

All business offices at the 21st District Court will be closed on November 26 and November 27, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Face coverings are required to enter the court facility.

LIVE STREAMING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS

By order of this Court, no individual or entity, without first having the expressed written authorization of a Judge of the 21st District Court, shall copy, photograph, video record, audio record, alter, re-stream, rebroadcast, retransmit and/or duplicate the contents of any video that is streamed or published by this Court. Any violations of this Order shall be handled at the discretion of the presiding judge, and may result in contempt proceedings. 

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COVID-19 Emergency Operation Plan

October 26, 2020

Pursuant to the Michigan Supreme Court Order 2020-1, the 21st District Court will be closed to the public through Monday, January 4, 2021. To comply with this Administrative Order the court will be holding all hearings by Zoom, unless otherwise arranged.

Payments can still be made during this time with the following payment options:

  • Calling the court directly at (734) 793-1680 during Hours of Operation. Payments made in this manner must be made by credit card or debit card with a credit card logo (Visa, Mastercard, America Express, etc.) and the name on the card must match the name of the person submitting the payment. 
  • Online payments can be made by visiting www.govpaynow.com or via telephone by calling 1-888-604-7888. When prompted for a Pay Location Code, enter 3001.
  • Mailing a check or money order payable to the 21st District Court at 6000 Middlebelt Road, Garden City, Michigan 48135. Please reference the case number on the check or money order.
  • Placing a check or money order payable to the 21st District Court in the drop box outside of the Garden City City Hall/21st District Court building. The drop box is located on the north end of the building. Please reference the case number on the check or money order and place the payment in an envelope addressed to the 21st District Court, as the court shares the drop box with city hall.

Additional information regarding matters scheduled at the 21st District Court during this time:

  • All criminal and traffic cases at the 21st District Court are proceeding as scheduled via Zoom unless otherwise arranged.
  • All Jury trials are will be scheduled in accordance with the 21st District Court's Local Administrative Order (LAO).
  • All General Civil, Small Claims, and Landlord-Tenant cases are proceeding as scheduled via Zoom unless otherwise arranged. 
  • All probation appointments will be conducted via telephone call unless otherwise arranged. Please contact the Probation Director if you have questions regarding probation matters by calling (734) 793-1688 or emailing bcrupi@21stdistrictcourt.com.

If you need to contact the court, please call (734) 793-1680. Please be advised that court staff will be limited through January 4, 2021, or until further order of the Michigan Supreme Court. Also note that the court will close at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays during this time.