62-B District Court Temporarily Closed to General Public

62-B District Court Temporarily Closed to General Public 

Public access to the 62-B District Court is suspended to comply with the states of emergency declared by the President and the Governor, except for the following: 

  • Felony and misdemeanor arraignments by video of defendants in-custody.
  • Arraignments of defendants on serious criminal offenses released from custody prior to video arraignment by Zoom.
  • Probable Cause Conferences by Zoom.
  • Scheduled Preliminary Examinations by Zoom or limited access in-person.
  • Sentencings for in-custody defendants by video or Zoom.
  • Other emergency matters as necessary.

If you need assistance please contact the court at 616.698.9310 or 616.554.0715.

If making a payment you may pay:

If you are filing a civil matter:

Additionally, Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020-6 expands authority for Judicial Officers to Conduct Proceedings Remotely: 

On order of the Court, pursuant to 1963 Const, Art VL Sec 4, which provides for the Supreme Court's general superintending control over all state courts, the Court authorizes judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely (whether physically present in the courtroom or elsewhere) using two-·way interactive videoconferencing technology or other remote participation tools under the following conditions: 

  • any such procedures must be consistent with a party's Constitutional rights;
  • the procedure must enable confidential communication between a party and the party's counsel;
  • access to the proceeding must be provided to the public either during the proceeding or immediately after via access to a video recording of the proceeding, unless the proceeding is closed or access would otherwise be limited by statute or rule;
  • the procedure must enable the person conducting or administering the procedure to create a recording sufficient to enable a transcript to be produced subsequent to the activity.

This order is effective during the period of the State of Emergency declared by Governor Whitmer under Executive Order 2020-33 or as further ordered by the Comi. Michigan Supreme Court Lansing Michigan 4-7-2020

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. For all updates regarding City of Kentwood operations in response to COVID-19, go to: kentwood.us/COVID.