18th District Court of the State of Michigan
Attention:  Cell phones and electronic devices are NOT promitted at the 18th District Court. 

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 court will be open on Friday October 31, 2014 from 6:30pm until 9:00pm for Halloween candy screening.   No court transactions will be conducted during these special hours.   For more information contact court administration at (734) 595-8787. 

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.


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.    

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


Tuesday November 4, 2014 - Election Day

Tuesday November 11, 2014 - Veteran's Day

Thursday November 27, 2014 - Thanksgiving

Friday November 28, 2014 - Thanksgiving

Wednesday December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve

Thursday December 25, 2014 - Christmas Day

Wednesday December 31, 2014 - New Years Eve

Thursday January 1, 2015 - New Years Day

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