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.
  • Landord/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.

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.

Please note: You may also pay on line.  Click the “Payment Information” tab for more information or go directly payments by clicking HERE



Lost and Found

A ring was turned into the court administrator on Monday November 2, 2015.  It appears that this ring was lost sometime between Monday October 26, 2015 and Friday October 30, 2015.

If you would like to claim the ring please contact the court administrator at jgibbs@18thdistrictcourt.com.   Proof of ownership will be required before the ring will be released.





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

 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 Tan must report for drug testing on Tuesday November 24, 2015.

Participants who have been assigned the color White and Pink must report for drug testing on Wednesday November 25, 2015.


                                                                           HOLIDAY TESTING

Everyone is required to report for drug screen/PBT on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. If you received a court letter, report as instructed on the letter. If you did NOT receive a court letter, report Wednesday, November 25, 2015 between 8pm and 11pm.

 P.S. Those who have an ignition interlock are also REQUIRED to report for holiday testing!!! NO EXCEPTIONS



Normal Testing hours are from 7:30am – 3:00pm for weekday testing.

Normal 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.