What You Should Know

Before Coming to Court:

Subject to Search      

All persons who enter the 50th District Court are subject to a search of both their person and belongings. Signs posted at the Court's entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.

Proper Attire  

Proper attire is required for entry into the 50th District Court. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will not be seen by a Judge or Probation Officer. Prohibited attire includes SHORTS, SKORTS, SLEEVELESS SHIRTS, TANK TOPS, CUT-OFFS, HATS/CAPS and other clothing which is not suitable in a court of law. Shoes are also required.

On Time

You must appear promptly at times designated on your notice, ticket or other documentation. Failure to appear timely may result in adverse action being taken against you.

No Food/Beverages

You will not be allowed to eat, drink, chew gum or smoke inside the courtroom. You will also not be allowed to enter the building with any beverages or food.

Court of Record

You should not talk or make any noises while court is in session. While this is a matter of common sense, the rule is not arbitrarily created. The 50th District Court is a "court of record" which means that all proceedings are recorded.  Extraneous noise or talking may interfere with the recorded testimony.


Pursuant to MCR 8.115, January 8. 2020, this policy governs the use of portable electronic devices in the 50th District Court.  Portable electronic devices include any mobile device capable of electronically storing, accessing, or transmitting information.  This encompasses portable computers of all description, smart and cell phones, cameras, and other audio or video recording devices, a personal digital assistant (PDA), or other devices that provide Internet access, and any similar items.  

50th District Court Policy Regarding the Use of Portable Electronic Devices