Oakland County Courts

Oakland County Courts

​Effective January 1, 2016 the Probate Court will be temporarily unable to process credit card payments.


Oakland County District Courts and Judges
Courts handle misdemeanor violations and preliminary examinations on felony cases. Jurisdiction includes civil actions not exceeding $25,000. (Juror Information)

Oakland County Circuit Court  and Judges:
Court handles civil and criminal cases and appeals from the District and Probate Courts. Jurisdiction includes Family Division and Friend of the Court. (Juror Information)

Family Division (Circuit Court):
Handles divorce, child custody, adoptions, juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, personal protection orders, minor conservatorships and guardianships. The Family Division is comprised of four Circuit Court judges and three Probate judges

Friend of the Court (Circuit Court/Family Division):
Handles specific areas of domestic relations. It administers the SMILE Program for divorced couples with children. Friend of the Court Referees are assigned from the Circuit Court -- see Family Division Assignments. 

Oakland County Probate Court:
Handles decedent estates, guardianships, conservatorships, mental health and trust matters. (Probate Judges)

Circuit and Probate Court Forms  


Traffic Tickets: 52nd District Court Novi, Clarkston, Rochester Hills, Troy

Traffic Tickets: 16th, 18th, 23rd, 29th, 32A, 41B, 43rd, 44th, 48th, 50th District Courts
Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township, Ferndale, Harper Woods, Hazel Park, Livonia, Madison Heights, Pontiac, Royal Oak,
Taylor, Wayne, Westland

Other Resources:

CLEMIS (Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System)
Children's Village
Oakland County Prosecutor
Oa​kland County Sheriff

By Court Order, individuals entering the Courthouse are to abide by the following court rules:

No cameras, camera phones, or electronic recording devices;

No weapons or cutting instruments allowed.