ABOUT THE DISTRICT COURT

The 14A District Court serves all of Washtenaw County except the City of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Township (see the map).

It includes three judges, two magistrate judges, a probation department, and court records and administration staff.

The District Court’s jurisdiction includes:

  • Landlord/tenant cases
  • Small claims cases (under $3,000)
  • General civil cases (under $25,000)
  • Traffic/criminal cases, including motor vehicle civil infractions
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases, including aggravated domestic violence, aggravated stalking, and certain drunk driving offenses
  • Preliminary examinations in all felony cases

In 2017, the 14A District Court
handled more than 36,000 cases*:

7,000

civil cases

29,000

traffic/criminal cases

1,400

felony preliminary examinations

500

trials

*Most recently available statistics from the State Courts Administrators Office (SCAO)