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: Court Administrator/Magistrate

Posted: October 3rd, 2018
The 78th District Court of Oceana County is now taking applications for the position of Court Administrator/Magistrate.  Interested applicants
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Vacancies on County Boards and Commissions

Posted: October 1st, 2018
The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals interested in serving on county boards and commissions listed below:
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Change in Ambulance Service Provider

Posted: September 27th, 2018
(Oceana County, Mich. – Sept. 27, 2018) – Life EMS Ambulance (www.lifeems.com) is pleased to announce an expansion of
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Election Results

Posted: August 8th, 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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Upcoming Events

Oct23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Oct24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oct25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Nov1

Planning Commission Meeting

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