In light of the current state of emergency, and pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-12, the 31st District Court is physically closed to the public until further notice. During this time, the Court will maintain a limited hearing schedule, including arraignments and proceedings for in-custody criminal defendants, and limited non-emergency hearings on civil and traffic matters. All other matters will be adjourned and parties will receive notice of the new date.
Court staff are available by phone at (313) 800-5248, or email at email@example.com to address any questions.
On criminal matters, all in-custody felony arraignments, probable cause conferences and preliminary examinations will continue as scheduled. As many proceedings as possible will be conducted remotely.
Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Order 2020-10, all jury trials are adjourned to a date no sooner than June 22, 2020.
All out-of-custody misdemeanor matters are adjourned. The Court will send a notice to appear once a new date has been set.
Most non-emergency civil matters are adjourned; however, many non-emergency civil matters are scheduled to be handled remotely. Parties should contact the Court and each other to coordinate a new date.
All non-emergency landlord-tenant proceedings are adjourned to a date after May 15, 2020.
Most traffic, civil infraction and ordinance violation hearings are adjourned to a date after June 15, 2020. The Court will send all parties a notice with their rescheduled dates. The Court will handle some violations remotely starting May 18, 2020.
Many traffic civil infractions can be negotiated online HERE. NOTE: Please allow 24 - 72 hours from date of issue for the citation to populate in the system.
Filings and payments can be sent by mail to the following address:
31st District Court
3401 Evaline Street
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Many items can be filed by FAX to (313) 782-4990.
Filings can be transmitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments can be made online with a credit/debit card using the online payment system HERE.
Forms can be printed out from the Michigan Courts website. All SCAO forms are available HERE.
You can request a payment plan using the Past Due Case Review System HERE.