District Court

District Court Judges:
Honorable Charles Parsons 
Honorable Audrey Van Alst

Court Administrator/Magistrate:
Carol Palmer

Probation Officer
Gordon Baas

84th District Court
111 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM
(231) 839-4967 Ext 214 Phone
(231) 839-8821 Fax
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Wexford and Missaukee counties are served by the 84th District Court, which has two Judges. The court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount in dispute is $25,000.00 or less, traffic violations, other civil infractions, landlord-tenant disputes, and small claims matters. 

Money Orders and Cashiers Checks are accepted through the mail, and should be made payable to "84th District Court."  Payments for traffic fines must be received within 14 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued, or late fees will be assessed.

Name Searches
Records searched from 1990 to present, $5.00 per name searched. Multiple name searches should be faxed to 231-839-8821. Anytime a certificate is required, there will be a $5.00 charge and copies of findings are $1.00 per page. There is a $5.00 fax fee for documents faxed.

Listed Below are common traffic offenses and corresponding fine amounts:

Green Dollar
Speeding 1-5 mph over          $90.00
Speeding 6-10 mph over        $100.00
Speeding 11-15 mph over       $120.00
Speeding 16-20 mph over      $140.00
Speeding 21-25 mph over      $160.00
Seatbelt Violation                   $65.00
Child Restraint Violation       $85.00
Careless Driving                     $170.00
Disobey Stop Sign                  $110.00
Disobey Traffic Signal            $110.00
Expired Registration              $80.00
Failed to Yield (Accident)       $125.00


General Civil Fees                                       Landlord/Tenant

Claim Amount               Fee                             Claim Amount             Fee
$1-$600                        $25.00                        Possession Only           $45.00
$601-$1750                  $45.00                        $1-$600                       $70.00
$1751-10,000               $65.00                        $601-$1750                 $90.00
$10,001-$25,000         $150.00                      $1751-10,000              $110.00
                                                                         $10,001-$25,000        $195.00
Small Claims Fees
                                                                         Other Fees
Claim Amount              Fee                    
$1-$600                       $37.00                        Motion Fees                 $20.00
No Mailing                  $25.00                        Civil Discovery             $15.00                  
With 2 Mailings          $49.00                        Garnishment               $15.00
                                                                         Jury Demand Fee       $50.00
$601-$1750                 $57.00                         Seize Property             $15.00
No Mailing                  $45.00                        Claim & Delivery         $65.00 
With 2 Mailings          $69.00    

$1751-$5000              $77.00
No Mailing                  $65.00
With 2 Mailings          $89.00   


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