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44th District Court - Berkley Division

The 44th District Court - Berkley Division has jurisdiction in general civil litigation matters up to $25,000 and in small claims matters of $3,000 or less. The court also hears cases involving garnishment proceedings, evictions, land contract disputes and mortgage foreclosures.

Arraignments and preliminary exams for felony cases are heard in the 44th District Court - Berkley Division, as are bench trials, jury trials, and sentencing on all misdemeanor cases. The court also sets bonds and issues search warrants in criminal matters.

New Hours

Beginning Monday, April 20, 2015, the 44th District Court – Berkley Division will be closed for lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm. The 44th District Court will also be closed to the public on Wednesdays. If you need assistance during these times, please contact the 44th District Court at the Royal Oak location below.

On Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4:15pm the 44th District Court – Berkley Division will be closed permanently. All Court operations will be conducted out of the Royal Oak location, effective Monday, May 18, 2015.

Traffic Violations

All traffic cases violations (civil infractions and traffic misdemeanors) occurring in the City of Berkley are heard in the 45-A District Court.

Questions?  Call the Court for questions on:
Jury Duty
Traffic Tickets
Parking Tickets
Small Claims Court
Criminal Cases