COVID-19 and District Court

All Marquette County courts are operating with modified dockets because of COVID-19. Remote options are being utilized for many proceedings. If you are scheduled for a hearing please contact the court to confirm that your physical appearance is required. 
Docket schedules are available using the following links:

Judge Kangas' Online Docket

Judge Weber's Online Docket

 

COVID-19 and Eviction

 

Rental-housing law is complex. This is especially true in the context of COVID-19.  Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Supreme Court have issued emergency orders affecting eviction cases in Michigan.

 

More information regarding how COVID-19 has affected eviction, foreclosure, and other housing issues please go to www.michiganlegalhelp.org/coronavirus

 

The court can only provide forms and answer general questions about court process. Court employees cannot give legal advice or conduct legal research. Court clerks cannot interpret the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or advise you on how those orders affect your specific housing situation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are using the proper methods and forms for your specific circumstances.  Please consult an attorney if you are unsure of how to proceed with an eviction.

Court proceedings remain open to the public. 

In light of the COVID crisis, and to encourage compliance with the Governor’s Orders, the court is asking all persons wishing to attend a hearing to complete this form one business day prior to the scheduled event. Be aware that the court may utilize video/streaming options in lieu of allowing physical attendance. Anyone reporting to the courthouse complex will be required to undergo screening prior to entry into the facility.

If you have questions about this please contact the district court.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The 96th District Court  is a first class district court with offices located in the City of Marquette and the City of Ishpeming. The Hon. Roger W. Kangas and Hon. Karl A. Weber serve as District Court Judges. Charity Mason is Director of Court Operations/Magistrate. James Herrington and Felicia Savola serve as Magistrates in Marquette, and Teresa Piziali is Magistrate at Ishpeming District Court. Court addresses and telephone numbers are listed below. 

Marquette
234 W. Baraga Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855
(906) 225-8235
Probation: (906) 225-8250
Ishpeming
215 W. Hematite Drive
Ishpeming, MI  49849
(906) 485-5579
Probation: (906) 485-5579

 

Matters heard in the Marquette Office of the Court are those originating in:

City or Township of Marquette, or the Townships of Powell, Skandia, Chocolay, Sands, Forsyth, Turin, Ewing, Wells and West Branch

Matters heard in the Ishpeming Court are those originating in:

Cities of Ishpeming or Negaunee, or the Townships of Ishpeming, Negaunee, Champion, Ely, Humboldt, Michigamme, Republic, Richmond or Tilden are heard in the Ishpeming Office of the Court

Disclaimer: Court staff will assist you with procedural questions. However, we are not lawyers and we cannot provide legal advice. If you have a legal question or need legal assistance, please contact a lawyer.

Please choose from the menu on the left for specific information about the services we provide.

If you have any other questions or need additional information, please: 

  • Call the Marquette District Court at (906) 225-8235

  • EMail the Marquette District Court  or

  • Call the Ishpeming District Court at (906) 485-5579

The District Court has jurisdiction over all misdemeanors where punishment does not exceed one year in jail, as well as first appearance and preliminary examinations on felony cases. The District Court sets and accepts bail on felony and misdemeanor cases. The District Court has jurisdiction over all traffic civil infraction and non-traffic civil infraction matters. The District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all civil litigation up to $25,000, including small claims and eviction proceedings.