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. Dennis Girard and the Hon. Roger Kangas serve as District Court Judges. Charity Mason is Court Administrator/Magistrate, Susan Wilson is Magistrate in Marquette, and Jennifer Bennon 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) 485-5594

 

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.

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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.