51st District Court
COURT ZOOM INFORMATION
Judge Kuhn Criminal Dockets-In Person unless specifically scheduled on Zoom (319 889 8542)
Judge Fox Criminal Dockets- Zoom (759 690 0376) unless specifically scheduled in Person.
Arraignments with Magistrate on Wednesday afternoons-Zoom Meeting id 940 871 3672
Civil Infraction Conference (CIC) and Informal Hearings-Zoom Meeting id 956 662 4126
All Civil Matters- Zoom unless specifically scheduled in Person. Utilize Judge of Records Meeting ID- Judge Kuhn 319 889 8542 Judge Fox 759 690 0376
Landlord Tenant Hearings Zoom.
9:15 Hearings- 319 889 8542- Judge Kuhn
1:30 Hearings- 759 690 0376- Judge Fox
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
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.
Please read this Public Notice (PDF) related to fines, costs, and assessments.
5100 Civic Center Dr.
Waterford, MI 48329
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.