14A District Court, Michigan

Citizens Guide to 14A District Court

To inquire about an existing case please use our name search link:

To inquire about existing cases please click on the link below and enter the party's name in the field.  This search will yield results from all four of our courts and 14B as well.

When the search results appear, click on any item for which you would like to see more information.  Code explanations appear below.  When you are done searching, click on Disconnect.

Case Status (Sts) Code Explanation

C Closed Information Available Online
O Open Information Available Online
P Probation Information Available Online
W Bench Warrant Information Available Online


Case Type Code Explanation

GC General Civil
LT Landlord-Tenant
SC Small Claims
SP Land Contract Summary Proceeding
GZ Miscellaneous Civil
 
OD Ordinance Misdemeanor Drunk Driving
SD Statute Drunk Driving
OI Ordinance Civil Infraction
SI Statute Civil Infraction Traffic
OK Ordinance Parking
SK Statute Parking
OM Ordinance Misdemeanor
SM Statute Misdemeanor
ON Ordinance Civil Infraction Non-Traffic
SN Statute Civil Infraction Non-Traffic
OT Ordinance Misdemeanor Traffic
ST Statute Misdemeanor Traffic


https://secure.courts.michigan.gov/jis/?courts=WashtenawCourts

If you are having trouble with the site, please copy the link and paste into your browser.

If you are inquiring about specific court dockets, please see the links below for each of our court sites:

 

Service Center Docket - 14A-1

Ypsilanti Docket - 14A-2

Chelsea Docket - 14A-3

Saline Docket - 14A-4

Please Note: Non-public or sealed cases will not appear in court docket listings.

Directions:  

  • Select the name of the Jurist from the drop down box. 
  • No selection is allowed for courtroom.  
  • Click on View Calendar.
  • Select Begin Date.
  • Select End Date.
  • Select District Court.
  • Select your preference as to whether cases appear in case number or name order.
  • Press Search.
  • To print: select Print Calendar and Print Now.  To return to the previous screen, press View Calendar.
  • To view the court docket of another Jurist, click on New Search.
  • When finished, click on Disconnect.

Changes to court dockets are constantly occurring.  The court docket site is directly linked to the Court's case management system and will be updated as soon as case scheduling changes are made available to case management staff.  

 

 

What to do when you recieve a civil infraction ticket:

CIvil Infractions must be taken care of within ten days of receiving the ticket. 

  • You can pay the ticket online, in person at any of our locations or by mail as long as it is postmarked by your tenth day. 
  • if you want to dispute the ticket, you can request a hearing over the phone, in person at any of our locations or by checking the box "deny responsibility" on your ticket and mailing it into the court, again making sure that the postmark is within your ten days.
  • Some agencies allow what is called a pre-hearing conference.  In this case you are admitting responsibility, but you want to avoid any points that may be associated with the charge.  You would still come in for a scheduled hearing, but you would meet with an officer from the department and they would review your driving record.  If they feel you are eligible, they can recommend that your ticket be amended to impeding traffic which does not carry any points.  You would be subject to the fine for impeding traffic, which is currently a minimum of $150 depending on your original charge and a $25 administration fee due the day of the hearing and can be paid by check/money order, cash or credit card.  Currently, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, Northfield Township, City of Saline and the City of Ypsilanti Police Departments all offer this program.  If this is the option you would prefer, please follow the instructions for requesting a hearing, but be sure to ask for a "pre-hearing conference."

If the ticket is not taken care of within 10 days you may be subject to late fees and license suspension.

Beginning on Monday May 19th, the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township is launching a pilot project only for those civil infractions issued by the Pittsfield Township Police Department.  This pilot project will allow you to possibly mediate a resolution to your ticket without having to go to court.

Traditionally, receiving a ticket means you have three choices:  pay the ticket, go to court and admit responsibility with explanation or deny responsibility or set your ticket for a Prehearing Conference to possibly mediate your ticket.  However, very few people have the time to go to court.  According to 14A District Court Administrator Bob Ciolek, “We are often willing to mediate the ticket but most drivers cannot take a day off during the week to attend court in person.”  The court and law enforcement is targeting this problem by allowing people who receive tickets to mediate using its Online Mediation System.

The system is first-of-its-kind technology, developed at The University of Michigan Law School to help litigants interact with courts, without needing to hire an attorney. Inventors Professor JJ Prescott and Ben Gubernick were motivated by a desire to make it easier for people to engage with the justice system. "Courts have so much potential to influence people's lives for the better,” Professor Prescott said. "The challenge is removing barriers to access."

For now, Online Mediation is only available for tickets issued by the Pittsfield Township Police Department, but the court hopes to expand the service to its other court locations in the coming months. "I'm excited about the potential," Ciolek said. "It's a new way of providing service to the community, but one that definitely opens the court's doors to more people."

 

To utilize this new option, please follow this link:         https://www.courtinnovations.com/14A1

 

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