District Court




courthouse Hours of Court Operations:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

56A District Court
1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, Michigan  48813

The District Court was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1968 and is constitutionally and statutorily mandated.    The 56A District Court includes two District Judges who are elected on nonpartisan ballots for a term of six years.

The District Court handles cases filed within Eaton county, including:


  • all adult misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year and relevant proceedings including arraignment, setting bond, trial and sentencing. It also conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases.
  • civil cases up to $25,000 including small claims disputes up to $5,000 and landlord/tenant disputes
  • civil infractions, including traffic and parking violations



Court Calendar: 


Civil & Small Claims Division:


Criminal Division:


Traffic Division:


Probation Division:


Administrative Issues:

Amy Etzel, Deputy Court Administrator 


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