18th District Court of the State of Michigan
Attention:  Cell phones and electronic devices are NOT permitted in the courthouse.   

Attorney's with a valid bar card may bring in a cell phone providing that the cell phone is on silent mode during all proceedings.

The 18th District Court in Westland Michigan is proud to work in cooperation with other District Courts to provide excellent service to our customers. 


The 18th District Court works closely with the 29th District Court in Wayne Michigan.  Please visit the 29th District Court for more information on their court and programs.   


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The 18th District Court serves the City of Westland.  The court is located at 36675 Ford Road in Westland, Michigan, 48185.


District Judges

Hon. Sandra Ference Cicirelli

Hon. Mark A. McConnell, Chief Judge 


The court handles the following matters:

      * Criminal Cases:  Misdemeanor and Felony offenses which the crime occurred in the City of Westland.

      *  Civil Infractions:  Traffic and non-traffic offenses arising in the City of Westland.

      *  Small Claims cases in which the claim does not exceed $5,000.

      *  Landlord Tenant Matters in which the residence is within the City of Westland.

      *  General Civil matters involving claims up to $25,000.


Court Hours


The court is open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:00am to 4:00pm except Holidays.


The 18th District Court is barrier free and accessible for persons with disabilities.  If you require special accommodations, please contact the court administrator at (734) 595-8787 to make arrangements for your visit to the court.


All persons entering the courthouse are subject to search of both their person and belongings.  Signs posted at the courthouse entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.   Weapons of any type, food, beverages, and cigarette lighters are just some of the items that are prohibited.


Payments

If you are coming to the court to make a payment, we accept cash, personal check, or money order.  The court also accepts Visa, MasterCard and Debit Cards; however, we use a third party processer for these transactions.  The additional costs of these transactions are paid by the person making the payment.  There is also a drop box outside the building for after hours payments.


Please note: You may also pay on line.  Click the "Payments" tab for more information or go directly payments by clicking HERE   







Please Note:  The court will be closed to the public on the following dates:


Wednesday December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve

Thursday December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day

Tuesday December 30, 2014 - Closed to the Public for Inventory and Case Count

Wednesday December 31, 2014 - New Years Eve

Thursday January 1, 2015 - New Years Day

Monday January 19, 2015 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Monday February 16, 2015 - President's Day

Friday April 3, 2015 - Good Friday

Monday May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day

Friday July 3, 2014 - Independence Day

Monday September 7, 2015 - Labor Day

Monday October 12, 2015 - Columbus Day

Wednesday November 11, 2015 - Veteran's Day

Thursday November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 27, 2015 - Day after Thanksgiving Day

Thursday December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve

Friday December 25, 2015 - Christmas Day

Wednesday December 30, 2015 - Closed to the Public for Inventory and Case Count

Thursday December 31, 2015 - New Year's Eve

Friday January 1, 2016 - New Years Day 

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