41A District Court

About the Court



Court Hours: 
Lobby:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
The Court closes for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
Telephone: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

There are 4 divisions of the 41A District Court as outlined below:

Civil Division


The Civil Division handles:
  • Civil litigation up to $25,000
  • Small claims litigation up to $5,500
  • Landlord - Tenant disputes and land contract forfeitures

Criminal Division


The Criminal Division handles:
  • Arraignments, setting of bail, preliminary examinations on felony cases (where punishment exceeds 1 year)
  • Misdemeanors (where punishment does not exceed 1 year)

Traffic Division


The Traffic Division handles civil infraction and parking violations. Learn more by visiting the Violation Fee and Point Schedule page.

Probation Department


The Probation Department handles:
  • Supervision of defendants sentenced to probation
  • Presentence investigations and Substance Abuse Screenings
  • Community Service placement
  • Sentencing recommendations

Other Helpful Information


Fines, costs and other financial obligations imposed by the court must be paid at the time of assessment, except for good cause shown and approved by the court.

A drop-box is available at the front entrance of the building for your convenience during non-business hours. Online court payments may be made at Official Payments website.

Proper attire is required - shorts and tank tops are not considered proper attire.

No weapons are allowed in the Courthouse. Video or audio recording within the Courthouse is not permitted, except in cases of prior approval by the Chief Judge. 

Court closure: Notice will be posted on this website if the Court is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency.

ADA Information


The 41-A District Court complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This grievance procedure is established to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. It may be used by any person who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, or programs by the 41-A District Court. The court's personnel policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.

The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination, such as the name, address, and phone number of the complainant and the location, date, and description of the problem, including the name of the judicial officer. Alternative means of filing complaints will be made available for persons upon request and as necessary.

The complaint should be submitted by the grievant or their designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:

Elizabeth Gadioli
Chief Probation Officer / ADA Coordinator
40111 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313

Helpful Phone Numbers

Division Phone
Civil Division
586-446-2535
Criminal Division
586-446-2550
Probation Department
586-446-2565
Traffic Division
586-446-2575