District Court

District Court

Honorable Miriam A. Cavanaugh, Chief Judge of Livingston County Courts 

53rd District Court Judges

 District Court News

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Diane Livingston, Interim District Court Administrator


 
 53rd District Court is located at 204 S Highlander Way, Howell, MI.  The court hears the following types of cases:
 
  • Criminal - Misdemeanor and Felony matters
  • Civil - matters are divided into three different categories:
    • General Civil (up to $25,000) - cases involving lawsuits between two or more parties seeking money damages.
    • Small Claims - Cases where the amount claimed does not exceed a specified amount, Small claims cases should not exceed $6,000.  There are no lawyers or juries and no right to appeal.
    • Landlord Tenant - Proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment.
  • Civil Infractions - Traffic Tickets
  • Weddings
  • Divorce without minor children