16th District Court
Notice To All Visitors
If you are experiencing flu-related symptoms or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 virus, please refrain from entering the building.
Feel free to contact the court at (734) 466-2500.
Thank you for your cooperation.
COVID-19 Update from the 16th District Court
In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency and Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack’s recommendations for courts, and Mayor Maureen Brosnan’s announcement on March 18,2020, ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2524 2020-3, the 16th District Court has hereby adopted the following Emergency Policy with the “Stay at Home” order that was executed while continuing to provide critical judicial services in order to protect the rights and health of all people who have business with the court. The court will be closed to the public with limited staff from 8:30AM to 2:30PM to perform essential services effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This closure is in effect until April 13, 2020 or until further notice. During this closure, only essential services will be performed by the court pursuant to our emergency operational plan.
Notice of the court closure shall be given to the public, the courts funding unit, and other affected agencies and officials. Notice shall include a sign posted at the door.
- All felony and misdemeanor in-custody matters will be handled via the Polycom (video conferencing system).
- All prisoner transport for court matters has been suspended and all in-custody matters will be handled via the Polycom system.
- All scheduled and walk-in arraignments have been cancelled until further notice.
- Any individuals with outstanding warrants are to report to the Livonia Police Department to post bond and receive a future hearing date.
- Jury selection and jury trials have been cancelled until further notice.
- All regular misdemeanor pretrials have been adjourned until further notice.
- Any cases in a warrant status due to failure to pay fines and costs can be addressed online (https://www.courtinnovations.com/MID16).
- All civil infraction hearings including traffic, parking and zoning infractions are adjourned a minimum of 30 days. All parties will be sent notices to appear with a new assigned date.
- The public is encouraged to utilize the online mediation portal available on our website for eligible infractions ( https://www.courtinnovations.com/MID16).
- The court will continue to process payments made online through our website (https://16thdistrictcourt.com) , by mail, or at the drop box located in the Livonia Police department lobby.
- All probation appointments have been adjourned. Probationers should contact the probation office if they have not been contacted or received a call for further instructions.
- All evening reporting to probation has been adjourned.
- All violations of probation hearings have been rescheduled.
- The work program has been cancelled until further notice.
- All Formal and Informal Drug Court hearings are being held remotely by phone in a court recorded setting.
- The CHANGES support group meeting for probationers has been cancelled until further notice.
- All jury trials, bench trials, civil motions, mediations, small claims and post-judgement collection discovery exams have been adjourned and all parties will be sent notices to appear with a new assigned date.
- The Court will continue to accept pleadings sent to the Court via U.S. mail with the necessary filing fees.
- Summary proceedings, hearings and trials will be adjourned a minimum of 30 days with all parties to be sent notices to appear with a new assigned date.
- All Orders of Eviction executed by this Court, at any time prior to March 20, 2020 shall be suspended, without the necessity of a Judge’s signature, as such no evictions shall proceed until after April 17, 2020.
- All wedding ceremonies will be rescheduled to a later date.
For updated information please consult the Court’s website at https://16thdistrictcourt.com
Online payments for fines may be made on the Court’s website. You may also contact the court at (734) 466-2500. The 16th District Court will adjust this policy as the situation warrants based on advice from health officials and State Government.
What You Should Know Before You Come to Court
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- Cell Phones
- Court of Record
- No Food / Beverages
- On Time
- Proper Attire
- Subject to Search
You are prohibited from bringing a cell phone into the courthouse, with the only exception being licensed attorneys and police officers. Even then, the phone must be put on silent mode when in Court. Persons failing to obey the rule will be subject to confiscation of the phone.
Young children will not be allowed in the courtrooms during sessions without prior permission of the Judge or Magistrate.
You should not talk or make any noises while court is in session. While this is a matter of common sense, the rule is not arbitrarily created. The 16th District Court is a
court of record which means that all proceedings are recorded. Extraneous noise or talking may interfere with the recorded testimony.
You will not be allowed to eat, drink, chew gum or smoke inside the courtroom. You will also not be allowed to enter the building with any beverages or food.
You must appear promptly at times designated on your notice, ticket or other documentation. Failure to appear timely may result in adverse action being taken against you.
Proper attire is required for entry into the 16th District Court. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will not be seen by a Judge or Probation Officer. Prohibited attire includes:
- Sleeveless Shirts
- Tank tops among other clothing which is not suitable in a court of law
Shoes are also required.
All persons who enter the 16th District Court are subject to a search of both their person and belongings. Signs posted at the Court's entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.