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47th District Court

Honorable James B. Brady

Honorable Marla E. Parker

Department Info:
31605 West Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: 248-871-2900
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

The 47th Judicial District Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount in dispute is $25,000 or less, parking violations, traffic violations and other civil infractions, landlord-tenant disputes, and small claims matters. In addition, the Court has initial jurisdiction on criminal felony cases for the purpose of determining probable cause.

COVID-19 Update from the 47th District Court

In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a State of Emergency and Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-2, the 47th District Courthouse is closed to the general public through Friday, April 3, 2020. The following operational practices shall apply during the period of closure:

  1. The Court will remain operational during regular business hours to conduct essential court services including case events involving in-custody defendants and any other actions deemed as emergencies by the judges. In all cases, the Court will make every attempt to conduct these events via video conferencing. All other case events during this time period shall be adjourned to later dates.
  2. Court phone lines will remain open during regular business hours. Main number: (248) 871- 2900.
  3. If you have an outstanding bench warrant you are seeking to resolve, contact the Court by phone (248) 871-2900, and select option 7 from the menu.
  4. If you are are seeking to make a payment, beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Oakland County will begin waiving service fees for online payments made through the G2G payment system. Online payments may be made at the Court’s section of the City of Farmington Hills website.
  5. The Court shall accept filings during this period as follows:
    • Filings not requiring a filing fee or other payment may be made by FAX to (248) 87-2901.
    • All other filings should be made by mail. If you have any questions regarding filings, contact the Civil Division of the Clerk’s Office at (248)871-2900, menu option 6.
  6. Requests for emergency consideration shall be accepted by FAX (248)871-2901 or by email to d47emergencyrequest@fhgov.com. Any submitted request must include an explanation of why the matter should be considered an emergency and a return contact number and email address. The judges will review requests and approve them at their discretion.
  7. Probation appointments shall continue to be conducted by telephone. Probationers should contact their probation officer for further instructions.

For updated information of this rapidly changing situation, please consult the Court’s website. Also, information will be available on the 47th District Court Facebook.

To pay traffic ticket fines and costs by credit card 24 hours / 7 days a week call Government Payment Services at: 888-604-7888 or pay online at www.governmentpayment.com  A 5% fee for this service will be added to the total amount charged.

To make a payment by phone or online you must have the following information:

  • Pay Location Code Number: 5042
  • Defendant's Full Name (last/first/middle)
  • Defendant's Date of Birth
  • Defendant's Driver's License Number
  • The Amount Owed on the Ticket

Links of Interest

Michigan Supreme Court
State Court Administration