18th District Court

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 for the holidays listed below.

ADA Information

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) 595-8720 prior to 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.   Note:  Cell Phones are NOT allowed in the courthouse.


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.

Note:  Bonds can only be posted by cash, money order, or certified checks.  We do not accept personal checks or credit cards for bonds.

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:


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 

Note:  Sobriety Court participants must check this website daily! 

Participants who have been assigned the color Green must report for drug testing on Tuesday September 01, 2015.

Participants who have been assigned the color Red must report for drug testing on Wednesday September 02, 2015.

Testing hours are from 7:30am - 3:00pm for weekday testing.
Testing hours are from 7:00am - 8:30am for Saturday testing. 

If you have an issue with your testing you must contact your Sobriety Court probation officer directly at the phone number provided to you. 

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