Welcome to the 43rd District Court of Ferndale.

Michigan is divided into 101 judicial districts, ranging in size from a single city or township to multiple counties. The District Court is a trial court of limited jurisdiction.

The 43rd District Court has three divisions – Ferndale, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights.

The Court handles all traffic cases including formal and informal hearings, trials, and parking violations. We have exclusive jurisdiction in all civil litigation up to $25,000, small claims, garnishment proceedings, and evictions. In the criminal area, the District Court handles all arraignments, misdemeanor cases, the setting and acceptance of bail, bench and jury trials, sentencing, and preliminary examinations in felony cases.

The District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following types of cases:

  • Small Claims (civil suits up to $3,000)
  • Civil infractions/Traffic violations
  • Civil litigations up to $25,000
  • Criminal misdemeanor offenses (adult only) punishable to a year’s imprisonment
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes (e.g., eviction)
© 2002 43rd District Court | 305 E. Nine Mile | Ferndale, MI 48220 | phone 248-547-8700 | fax 248-584-2599 | email