Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Order AO 2020-02, 41B District Court is closed to the general public except for essential functions relating to health and safety, while safeguarding rights guaranteed by our Constitution.  


41B will only conduct criminal hearings for in custody defendants.  Theses hearing will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday mornings utilizing two-way interactive video technology.  All other criminal matters shall be adjourned.


41B will only conduct telephone pre trials for General Civil matters.  All other Civil matters, including Small Claims and Landlord Tenant, are being adjourned.


41B is adjourning all civil infraction traffic matters.


41B will conduct emergency motions in the discretion of the court.

MSC AO 2020-02

Americans with Disabilities Act

James A. McGrail

  • Court Administrator/Magistrate
  • ADA Coordinator
  • Language Access Coordinator

Phone: 586-569-7812*
Fax: 586-469-1651
*Please note: This is not a general number for the Court.
Our main line is: (586) 469-9300

Email Request for Accommodations

ADA Grievance ProcedureADA Complaint Information


You should request accommodations as far as possible in advance of your court appearance or other court activity. To request accommodations, complete and return this form to the court at the above address. If you need help completing this form, contact the ADA coordinator at the above telephone number. To properly evaluate your request, the court may ask you for more information. The ADA coordinator will respond to your request before the court appearance or other court activity. If your request is denied, you may request a review in accordance with the court’s local administrative order. At your request, the court will provide you a copy of the local administrative order.

MCL 393.501 et seq., 42 USC 12111 et seq.


Things to consider before coming to the 41B District Court:
All persons entering the 41B District Court are subject to a search of both their person and all belongings. A walk-through metal detector is in place and a physical inspection by security personnel of purses, handbags, briefcases, and any items brought into the Court building will be conducted.

Security has the discretion to confiscate any item, which may impose a threat to persons in the Court building.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Guns
  • Knives of any size, shape, or type (box cutters, razors, etc.)
  • Nail files or nail clippers
  • Needles of any type
  • Any type of chemical spray such as Mace

Any items confiscated by security will be disposed of and WILL NOT be returned under any circumstances.

Please remember that proper attire is required in a courtroom.
Blue jeans, shorts, etc. are not considered to be proper courtroom attire.



Q: “I have court, where do I check in?”

A: Find your name on the lobby monitors and report to the courtroom listed. Once in the courtroom,

     check in with the Court Officer.

Q: “Where do I go for an informal hearing?”

A: Go to the counter outside the Hearing Room and place a check mark by your name.

     Remain in the waiting area until your name is called.

Q: “I have a subpoena, what do I do?”

A: Bring the subpoena to the Court, the subpoena will have the necessary information on it

(Date, time, judge, etc.) After subpoena is heard, turn in your roundtrip mileage to the cashier

for reimbursement. Questions should be directed to the party that subpoenaed you.

Q: “Where can I get an eviction notice?”

A: If you have already been to court and have a judgement, you can download the SCAO form – Order of Eviction:

Application and Order of Eviction Form
A:  If you have not been to Court, you must begin the process by serving your tenant with one of these forms:

Demand of Possession Non Payment of Rent  

Notice to Quit to Recover Possession of Property

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Hours of Operation

8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Holidays Excluded)








22380 Starks Drive
Charter Twp of Clinton
Michigan 48036