Oceana County Michigan

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

78th Judicial District

PO Box 471
100 S. State Street
Hart, Michigan 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4530
Fax: (231) 873-1861

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Oceana County News

Property Search

Posted: July 24th, 2017
Oceana County Online Property Record Search is now available without maps at no cost and with maps and aerial
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Oceana County Offers Residents an Opportunity to Serve on Advisory Boards

Posted: July 24th, 2017
Oceana County needs your help. Enthusiastic individuals are needed to serve on various advisory board and commissions. Unfortunately, there
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Upcoming Events

Sep28

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 11:30am
Oct5

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 1:30pm
Oct9

EDC Board Meeting

Oceana County Building
8:00am - 8:00am
Oct12

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 11:30am
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