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8th District Court - North Location - Kalamazoo

Generally, District Courts handle the following matters: landlord-tenant cases; land contract disputes; misdemeanor criminal offenses; civil lawsuits (less than $25,000); small claims cases ($6,000 or less); civil municipal infractions; civil traffic infractions; and civil weddings.

The 8th District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction serving the County of Kalamazoo. The Court has three Divisions located at two Locations:

  • The Criminal Division is located at the North Location; felony preliminary exams are heard and misdemeanor charges with a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail are adjudicated.*
  • *The District Court Probation Department is located at the North Location. 
  • The Civil Division is located at the Crosstown Location; civil law suits are handled and civil marriages are performed. 
  • The Traffic Division is located at the Crosstown Location; traffic and non-traffic civil infractions are handled.