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 $6000
  • 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

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Contact 78th District Court

Staff

Honorable H. Kevin Drake
District Court Judge
Jo Gowell
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

Job Opening: Vital Records / Accounts Payable Clerk

Posted: November 16th, 2018
Oceana County is now accepting applications, cover letters and resumes to fill an opening in the Clerk’s Office.  Position
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Job Opening: Financial / Human Resources Coordinator

Posted: November 9th, 2018
Oceana County is now accepting applications, cover letters and resumes to fill an opening in the Administrator’s Office.  Position
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Election Results

Posted: November 6th, 2018
To view the official election results for Oceana County, click here. Please remember to press F5 or click Refresh/Reload
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Job Opening: Michigan Certified Assessing Officer / GIS

Posted: October 23rd, 2018
Oceana County is now accepting applications, cover letters and resumes to fill an opening in the Equalization Department.  Position
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Upcoming Events

Nov20

Land Bank Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Nov27

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Nov27

Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dec6

Planning Commission Meeting

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