17th District Court

15111 Beech Daly
Redford, Michigan 48239
(Located on the west side of Beech Daly Road, one block south of 5 Mile Road)
Point-to-Point Driving Directions
Phone:  313-387-2790

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

*Our Clerks are not allowed to provide legal advice.  Please click here if you have legal questions:  michiganlegalhelp.org.

Pay Traffic Citations

To pay traffic citations issued in Redford Township by Credit Card click here for more information or follow the instructions below:

Phone System Payments

  1. Dial 1-800-272-9829
  2. Select option 3
  3. Enter the following jurisdiction code for the 17th District Court:  3240
  4. Follow the messages, inputting data where necessary
  5. Wait for confirmation number

Internet System

Please CLICK HERE for our new payment system. Please be advised there is a $5.95 fee to use our web based payment application.

Closings for 2019


Date Closed   Holiday
January 1, 2019   New Year's Day
January 21, 2019   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019   President's Day
April 19, 2019   Good Friday
May 27, 2019   Memorial Day
July 4, 5, 2019   Independence Day
September 2, 2019   Labor Day
October 14, 2019
Columbus Day
November 11, 2019
Veteran's Day (Observed)
November 28, 29, 2019   Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24, 25, 2019
 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
December 31, 2019    New Years Eve
January 1, 2020   New Years Day


17th District Court Mission Statement

The 17th District Court is committed to ensuring a judicial system that is both understandable and accessible to the public we serve. We pledge equality and fairness to all. In order to achieve our mission we shall utilize all available resources and technology. We will combine the dedication, cooperation and integrity of our Staff with the leadership of our Judges and Administrators to provide quality service in all facets of our Court System.

Administration & Organization

The ADA and Language Access Coordinator for the Seventeenth District Court is Matthew Sawicki. 

  • Court Administration: Responsible for personnel and fiscal management, juror coordination, maintenance of case flow and docket management.
  • Criminal: Maintains criminal record keeping systems and the processing and scheduling of all misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses (more information).
  • Traffic & Ordinance: Responsible for maintaining court records on all traffic, ordinance and municipal civil infractions and the processing and scheduling of these cases (more information).
  • Civil Division: Maintains records on general civil, landlord/tenant and small claims cases and the scheduling and processing of these cases.
  • Probation Department: Responsible for the supervision and counseling referral of defendants placed on probation. The Probation Department also performs drug testing, breathalyzer testing, conducts alcohol assessments and pre-sentence investigations (more information).

If you have received a notification in the mail regarding a tax garnishment issued by the 17th District Court against you, your taxes may be garnished by the court for unpaid court fines and costs.  The tax garnishment will remain in effect until your fines and costs are paid in full.


***If you've received a traffic citation, you must respond to the ticket within 14 days***


Attention: If you'd like to make a payment, please try our new and improved payment platform by clicking here!


The 17th District Court is NOT currently participating in an Amnesty Program. A flyer is currently circulating on the internet but it is Fake News.


**No cell phones are allowed in the courthouse**


Turn in Policy: If a Bench Warrant has been issued for your arrest, you may turn yourself in to the court any weekday, Monday through Friday, at 8:45 am and be seen by a Judge.


***Please be advised:  The Court will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019.

There is a 24-hour locked drive up, drop box available for payments in front of Town Hall.  Also, payments can be made through our online portal by visiting www.17districtcourtpay.com.

The Court will reopen promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. ***


If you'd like to look up a 17th District Court record please click HERE.