Notice To Public

25th District Court Notice to the Public


Effective May 5th 2020

The 25th District Court has re-opened it's dropbox for payments; we will take Personal/Cashiers Check or Money Order payable to the 25TH DISTRICT COURT


AMNESTY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The 25th District Court is currently offering an amnesty program for eligible defendants. The program will allow defendants to pay fine associated with unpaid parking tickets and civil infraction that were issued from Jan 1st 2015 to April 20th 2020. Any default fees, showcause fees, bench warrant fees, late fees and/or penalties will be waived during the amnesty period. The program will be available from May 1st 2020 to June 30th 2020 and comes in response to the economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fees must be paid in full by June 30th 2020 in order to take advantage of this offer.

If a driver’s license was suspended for a failure to pay, a $45 clearance fee will still apply in order to have the suspension removed. The clearance fee is imposed by the Michigan Secretary of State, not the District Courts. Eligible cases for amnesty can be found on the court’s record search by either case number or Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial commas ARE required for the search.

As a result of the state of emergency, the court cannot presently accept in-person payments. Payments can be made online, by phone or by mail.

Please mail any Personal/Cashier’s Checks or money orders to 25th District Court, 1475 Cleophus Parkway, Lincoln Park, MI 48146. They should also be made payable to the 25th District Court.

Online payment are to be made with our 3rd party service GOVPAYNOW. For phone payments use telephone number 1-888-604-7888 with Pay Location Code 6348


UPDATED COVID-19 NOTICE TO PUBLIC
EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020
In response to the guidelines issued by President Trump, the Declaration of emergency by Governor Whitmer and the Order issued by The Michigan Supreme Court, the following rules are now in effect:
 
1) All individuals with the exception of law enforcement officers and attorneys are prohibited from entering the court building, unless the presiding Judge orders otherwise.
2) All felony non-custody probable cause conferences and preliminary examinations are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, good cause having been found.
3) All felony in-custody probable cause conferences will proceed as scheduled with the defendant appearing by video.
4) All felony in-custody preliminary examinations are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, good cause having been found, however, the Court will instead conduct a conference hearing on the currently scheduled examination date with the defendant appearing by video.
5) All misdemeanor non-custody pre-trials and hearings are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, unless the presiding Judge orders otherwise.
6) All misdemeanor in-custody pre-trials and hearings will proceed as scheduled with defendant appearing by video.
7) All General Civil, Small Claims, and Landlord Tenant cases, including pre-trials and motions (other than by phone) are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, unless the presiding Judge orders otherwise.
8) All Informal/Formal/Conference hearings on civil infractions and ordinance violation cases are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, unless the presiding Judge orders otherwise.
9) All probation appointments/hearings are adjourned until after May 11, 2020, unless the presiding Judge orders otherwise.
10) All collection/payment reviews are adjourned until after May 11, 2020.
11) Court Security Officers are authorized to require any person entering the Court building to utilize court provided hand sanitizer and respectfully decline admission to the court building any person who appears to be experiencing flu or cold symptoms.
 
TO VIEW GOVERNOR WHITMERS EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-19 REGARDING EVICTIONS AND PROCESS SERVICE VISIT