The district court handles most traffic violations and traffic tickets, small claims cases, all civil
cases with claims up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters
and all misdemeanor criminal cases. The 48th District Court Judges are elected to serve seven communities in the Court's jurisdiction.
- Traffic Division: Processes traffic citations written by the police departments.
- Civil Division: Processes cases involving money or damage claims and landlord/tenant disputes.
- Criminal Division: Processes criminal cases prosecuted by state law, ordinance prosecutors and cases for felony and misdemeanor offenses.
- Probation Department: Monitors probationers, conduct pre-sentence investigations, assessments and probation violation hearings.