8th District Court


The 8th District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction serving the County of Kalamazoo. The 8th District Court has three Divisions located at two Locations within the City of Kalamazoo.

The Criminal Division is located at the Michigan Avenue Courthouse; felony preliminary exams are heard and misdemeanor charges with a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail are adjudicated. The Probation Department is located at the Michigan Avenue Courthouse.

The Civil Division is located at the Crosstown Courthouse; civil lawsuits are handled and civil marriages are performed.

The Traffic Division is located at the Crosstown Courthouse; traffic and non-traffic civil infractions are handled.

Hours of Court Operations: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, except for holidays. Court offices are open through the lunch hour.

For more specific information about the court, please select from the menu options on the left.  For all other inquiries, please call (269) 384-8171 to speak with a staff member.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the 8th District Court is to create, as a foundation for a jurisdiction-wide unified trial court, a single district court, integrated both judicially and administratively, using shared resources that function in accordance with uniform procedures to provide citizens equal and timely access to the local justice system.