51st District Court

     COVID -19 Update from the 51st District Court 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-14 THE 51ST DISTRICT COURT IS IN PHASE TWO, OF A FOUR PHASE PROCESS TO RETURN TO FULL CAPACITY.  DURING THE CURRENT PHASE,

          THE 51ST DISTRICT COURT REMAINS CLOSED TO WALK-IN BUSINESS

The court shall accept filings during this period as follows:

  • Filings not requiring a filing fee may be made by fax to (248) 674-4476.
  • All other filings should be made by mail, delivery service or deposited in the Court's drop box located near the front entrance of the courthouse.

Telephone calls will be accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays.

If you have an outstanding bench warrant you are seeking to resolve, contact the court by phone at (248) 674-4655 and select option 3 from the menu.

Probation appointments shall continue to be conducted by telephone.  Probationers should contact their probation officer for further information.

Remote proceedings can be accessed via Zoom for the courtrooms below, by logging in with the meeting ID:

When entering the virtual courtroom, please remain silent.

Judge Richard D. Kuhn, Jr.: 319 889 8542

Judge Todd A. Fox: 759 690 0376

Magistrate Russell Anderson: 940 871 3672

Remote proceedings for the 51st District court can be accessed via the YouTube channel by clicking on the link below:

Link for Judge Richard D. Kuhn Jr. 's courtroom

Link for Judge Todd A. Fox's courtroom

Link for Magistrate's courtroom














2020 Court Holiday Schedule

Press Release: 51st District Court Continues to Work Towards Solving the Opioid Epidemic

ADA Requests for Accommodations

 
This administrative order is issued in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as well as Michigan statutory law.  The purpose of this order is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the justice system. Nothing in this order shall be construed to impose limitations or to invalidate the remedies, rights, and procedures accorded to any qualified individuals with disabilities under state or federal law. 
  
D51 LAO 2017-01 Requests for Accomodations by Persons With Disabilities
  
MC 70- Request for Reasonable Accommodations

MC 70a- Review of Request for Reasonable Accommodations
 

Court Divisions


The Court is separated into 4 primary departments including:
  • The Civil Department handles cases that involve money or damage claims, landlord/tenant disputes, and performs marriage ceremonies.
  • The Criminal Department processes misdemeanor and felony criminal law violations such as drunk driving, domestic violence, retail fraud, and assault.
  • The Probation Department is responsible for supervision of probationers, conducting pre-sentence investigations, alcohol assessments, and probation violation hearings.
  • The Traffic Department processes citations written by police departments and municipal civil infractions.

Caseload & Budget


The 51st District Court processes approximately 20,000 to 25,000 cases per year. Visit the Michigan State Court Administrator's website for more information on caseload. To learn about the Court's budget, please visit the Budget and Finance Information page.
 
 2018 Annual Report
   

Public Notice


Please read this Public Notice (PDF) related to fines, costs, and assessments.
51st District Court
5100 Civic Center Dr.
Waterford, MI 48329
 
   


Phone: 248-674-4655
Fax: 248-674-4476

Court Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Arraignment Times
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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