79th District Court

The 79th 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 $6,500
  • 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

Pay Court Fees Online

For your convenience, you can pay 79th District Court fees online using our secure payment portal.

Pay Court Fines and Fees

Pay Civil Division and Copy Fees

Public Case Search

For informational purposes, you can use MiCOURT Case Search to find public cases.

MiCOURT Case Search


Contact the 79th District Court


Hon. John Middlebrook District Court Judge

Adriana Facundo Court Administrator / Magistrate

Vacant Chief Clerk / Deputy Magistrate

Damian Gonzalez Deputy Clerk

Jessica Jolly Deputy Clerk - Civil Division

Eric Wiltfang Probation Officer

Main Phone: (231) 873-4530

Fax: (231) 873-1861

Address Oceana County Building
100 S. State Street, Suite L-15
P.O. Box 471
Hart, MI 49420

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

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