General Information

Jurisdiction


In Michigan, District Courts have jurisdiction over:
  • Lawsuits involving damages up to $25,000
  • Landlord-tenant cases
  • Small claims
  • Traffic violations
  • Misdemeanors
  • Preliminary examinations in felony cases
54-A District Court has jurisdiction over the City of Lansing, and is the largest district court in Ingham County. The 54-B District Court has jurisdiction over cases in East Lansing, and the 55th District Court in Mason handles all other cases arising in Ingham County, including Dansville, Delhi Township, Mason, Meridian Township (Okemos), Lansing Township, Leslie, Stockbridge, Webberville and Williamston.

Composition


54-A District Court has 4 judges and one magistrate, a probation department, criminal and traffic department, and civil department.  Information about the judges, departments, and court operations is available from the pages menu.