Oceana County Michigan

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The 78th District Court is part of the State Judicial System and operates under the supervision of the Michigan Supreme Court. Serving Oceana County, this district court has one elected judge who serves for a six-year term.

The District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the following matters:

  • All civil litigation up to $25,000
  • Small claims up to $5000
  • Traffic and non-traffic violations
  • Landlord/Tenant litigation and evictions
  • Land contract forfeitures
  • Garnishments and other creditor collection procedures
  • Arraignments
  • Misdemeanor criminal
  • Preliminary exams
  • Informal hearings
  • Formal hearings
  • Probation
  • Marriages

Court Forms may be accessed and downloaded from the State Court Administrative Office.

 

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Contact 78th District Court

Staff

Honorable H. Kevin Drake
District Court Judge
Jo Gowell
Attorney-Magistrate/Court Administrator
Adriana Facundo
Deputy Magistrate/Chief Clerk
Kay Tull
Traffic Clerk
Marsha Longcore
Court Recorder
Michael Hooper
Probation Officer

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street, Suite L-15
P.O. Box 471
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4530
Fax: (231) 873-1861

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Oceana County News

Openings on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted: January 11th, 2018
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee is now a seven (7) person committee appointed by the Oceana County Board
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Job Opening: EMS Director

Posted: December 19th, 2017
Oceana County is seeking a highly experienced and qualified EMS director who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations
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Oceana County – Something for Everyone

Posted: November 21st, 2017
Read the October 2017 issue of Business In Focus magazine.  An article titled, “Something for Everyone” features the county’s
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Are You Interested in County Government?

Posted: October 25th, 2017
If so, please consider one of the boards and/or commissions. The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking willing and eligible
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Upcoming Events

Jan23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Jan24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meetings

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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