29 N Howell Street 517-437-7758

2B District Court, State of Michigan

Honorable Megan R. Stiverson, District Court Judge


Court Administrator/Attorney Magistrate - Laura T. Rahe


Telephone: (517) 437-7329
Fax (517) 437-2908

2B District Court Office Information

Hillsdale County Courthouse Annex
49 N. Howell St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Click to view jurisdiction information for the the 2B District Court. The District Court, with which citizens have more contact than any other court, processes case filings that are initiated by law enforcement, businesses and private citizens. 

The court processes the cases as mandated by statute. District Court handles all misdemeanors including arraignment, setting and acceptance of bail, trial and sentencing, and conducts preliminary examinations in felony cases. The court has exclusive jurisdiction of all summary proceedings, small claims and civil litigation up to $25,000 and handles garnishments, tenancy, eviction and other proceedings. The traffic division processes all misdemeanor, parking and civil infraction traffic offenses, strictly following Secretary of State guidelines.

The District Court is responsible for collecting and distributing fine, costs and fees. Money collected is either ordered by the District Court Judge or dictated by statute, i.e. filing fees. The money that is collected by the District Court is deposited with the County Treasurer and distributed to various entities, including the county, cities, townships, villages and libraries. Additionally, state mandated fees are collected for community dispute resolution, court equity fund, highway safety fee, conservation fee, civil fee, training fees, crime victim fee, secondary road patrol fee, state fund civil, state fund traffic, jail reimbursement fee, forensic lab, Secretary of State, bonds, restitution and cost recovery.