96th District Court Offices
COVID-19 and District Court
(eff. 11/2/2020 until further notice)
The Marquette Court location is now open to the public by appointment only.
Please contact the court at 906-225-8235 for an appointment.
The Ishpeming District Court remains closed to the public through January 4, 2021. Any persons wishing to conduct business with the district court may call ahead for an appointment at the Marquette location (906-225-8235).
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 via virtual options
In light of the COVID crisis, the court is asking members of the public wishing to view a hearing to complete this form one business day prior to the scheduled event. Be aware that courts are currently utilizing video/streaming options in lieu of allowing physical attendance.
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.
234 W. Baraga Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
Probation: (906) 225-8250
215 W. Hematite Drive
Ishpeming, MI 49849
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