41 District Court (A) Shelby Township

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Welcome to the Shelby Township District Court 

In 1968, the Legislature in Lansing established District Courts in Michigan to help relieve the overcrowded State Circuit Court. The Shelby Township District Court is one of approximately 100 district courts in Michigan and is the court that most people have contact with. Our court is committed to providing fair, timely, and impartial judicial services to all individuals who come before us. 

Our Services 

The Shelby Township District Court handles the following matters: 

  • Traffic Violations: Managing most traffic violations. 
  • Criminal Cases: Hearing criminal cases, including misdemeanors. 
  • Civil Cases: Handling civil disputes seeking money for damages up to $25,000. 
  • Small Claims: Addressing small claims matters efficiently and fairly. 
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Resolving disputes between landlords and tenants. 

Our Commitment 

The Shelby Township District Court is dedicated to: 

  • Justice: Ensuring every case is heard impartially and fairly, upholding the rights of all parties. 
  • Community Service: Providing accessible and responsive services to meet the needs of the Shelby Township community. 
  • Efficiency: Streamlining court processes to deliver timely resolutions of cases. 
  • Transparency: Offering clear and accessible information about court procedures and decisions to the public. 


The Shelby Township District Court is served by one dedicated judge who is committed to upholding justice and ensuring fair treatment for all. 

Contact Information 

52420 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Phone: (586) 739-7325

Court Hours 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Website: https://www.shelbytwp.org/government/departments/district-court

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