District Court

District Court

Honorable David J. Reader, Chief Judge of Livingston County Courts 

53rd District Court Judges

District Court along with Brighton, Fowlerville, Green Oak, Hamburg, Howell, Pinckney, and Unadilla Police Departments are pleased to offer the opportunity to resolve your traffic ticket without a visit to the court. 

This service allows you to request a review of your traffic ticket online.  After submitting information, your eligibility will be evaluated.  If you are eligible; you can sign up to receive the status of the review through email or text as well as the case outcome. Visit our new on-line service.

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Francine Zysk, District Court Administrator


 
 53rd DISTRICT COURT is located in Howell with a branch court in Brighton.  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, As of October 1, 2012, small claims cases could not exceed $5,500.  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