46th District Court

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield was the first city in the State of Michigan to hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk Celebration in commemoration of the first national holiday observance in 1986.

  • The City of Southfield has more than 700 acres of park land as well as two public nine-hole golf courses. 

  • Southfield Flower Day was developed by the Mayor and City Council to promote curb appeal and beautification efforts throughout the City of Southfield.

  • There are 32 miles of rivers and streams in Southfield, and the City hosted the 1st annual Rouge River Cleanup over 35 years ago.
46th District Court 46th District Court
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 796-5800



Online Ticket and Warrant Review and Resolution
The 46th District Court is pleased to offer online case review as a part of our initiative to expand access to justice and strive for efficiency and fairness. You may be able to resolve your matter without the need to appear in court.

You can now request a review of traffic violations and certain types of warrants through an online program. If you think you have a matter at the 46th District Court, go to www.courtinnovations.com/MID46 to search your name.


New! Online Case Review
Users may now search for cases that are scheduled and case history information for public cases. Please note NON PUBLIC data will not appear in these applications. Please contact the court directly if you do not see your case listed or if you have questions about the status of your case.

Click here to access a list of cases that are scheduled for hearing.

Click here to access the Case Search application.


GarnIT
Attention Attorneys, Creditors, and Those Seeking Garnishment at 46th District Court
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On July 18, 2016, the 46th District Court will launch GarnIT, a web-based system that can be used by plaintiffs to electronically request and obtain a writ of income tax garnishment. Click here to access GarnIT.

The Court is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m except for holidays. The Clerk Counter and Cashier are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for holidays.

The 46th District Court encompasses Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Franklin Village, Bingham Farms, and Southfield Township. The 46th District is served by three elected judges and two appointed magistrates, with daily operations directed by Court Administrator Renee Shelide (telephone: (248) 796-5800), who is appointed by the judges.

The 46th District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over:

  • all civil litigation up to $25,000.00
  • all criminal misdemeanors (where punishment does not exceed one year)
  • the arraignment, setting, and acceptance of bail and conducting of preliminary examinations in felony cases (where punishment exceeds one year imprisonment)
  • all traffic and parking violations
  • small claims disputes in which the claim does not exceed $6,000, effective January 1, 2018.
  • all landlord-tenant disputes and land contract forfeitures

Information for people needing assistance


The 46th District Court's intent is to operate its programs and services so they, when viewed in their entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with a disability. To ensure equally-effective communication, the Court will provide auxiliary aids and services, such as sign-language interpreters, upon request. Reasonable advance notice is required. Please contact the Court Administrator's office at (248)796-5800 (voice) or (248)354-3329 (TDD) to make requests for these services.

Individuals with special needs who may require assistance in utilizing this process or service should also contact the Court Administrator's office. The court's ADA Coordinator, Robin Dillard-Russaw, can be reached at (248)796-5800, ext 3.

Please click here to download a Request for Accommodation form.

Please click here to read the 46th District Court's Grievance Procedure under the American with Disabilities Act.

The 46th District Court will be closed on the following dates:

January 1, 2019 - New Year’s Day
January 21, 2019 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 - President’s Day
April 19, 2019 - Good Friday
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
October 14, 2019 - Indigenous Peoples Day
November 11, 2019 - Veteran’s Day
November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
November 29, 2019 - Court Closed
December 24, 2019 - Christmas Eve
December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
December 31, 2019 - New Year’s Eve