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
Adriana Facundo
Magistrate / Court Administrator
Brandi Bruch
Chief Clerk / Deputy Magistrate
Cristine Ortwine
Deputy Clerk - Traffic Division
Kay Tull
Deputy Clerk - Civil Division

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 Opportunity – Circuit Court Deputy Clerk

Posted: January 12th, 2021
Under the supervision of the Circuit and Probate judges and such other persons designated by the judges. The employee
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Job Opportunity – Senior Enforcement Officer

Posted: January 7th, 2021
Under the supervision of the Friend of the Court, monitors and enforces compliance with court orders primarily relating to
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Job Opportunity – Vital Records / Accounts Payable Clerk

Posted: January 7th, 2021
Under the direction of the County Clerk, is responsible for processing, maintaining, and managing all vital records.  Collects various
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Press Release – Oceana County Courts Move Back to Phase I Operations

Posted: November 23rd, 2020
Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in Oceana County the Oceana County Courthouse has taken additional steps
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Upcoming Events

Jan19

Land Bank Meeting – Cancelled

Oceana County Building
10:30am - 11:30am
Jan28

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb4

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb4

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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