For the health and safety of the public and our community, the 63rd District Court is holding many matters using remote appearances,
limiting numbers in courtrooms and other spaces, maintaining social distancing and requiring face coverings in the courthouse.
- Remote Participation at a Hearing: Check your notice carefully to see whether you are to appear by remote appearance or in person.
Contact the court with any questions before the date of the hearing.
- Assistance: Seek assistance by email and telephone as much as possible - DCCustomer@kentcountymi.gov | (616) 632-7770
- Payments: As much as possible, make payments on line or by mailing a check or money order to the court. Do not mail cash.
Civil Infraction and Misdemeanor Payments-no fee
63rd District Court Payments
There is no entry for anyone who:
- Displays signs or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough or worsening cough
(excluding chronic cough due to known medical reasons),
shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain,
headache, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell.
- Has a diagnosis of COVID-19.
- In the last 14 days, has had close contact with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19.
63rd District Court Face Covering / Social Distancing Policy
The 63rd District Court adopts the following policies and procedures regarding face coverings/social distancing in
accordance with updated guidance in the State Court Administrative Office “Return to Full Capacity Guide” and in alignment with the
Kent County COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.
Effective 6/8/2021, the 63rd District Court adopts the following policies for court users/visitors:
All court users/visitors are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside the courthouse.
Face coverings are not required where they cannot be medically tolerated, but social distancing will be implemented in such situations to enhance safety.
At the discretion of the presiding judicial officer, face coverings may be removed by attorneys while speaking, jurors when they are asking questions,
or for witnesses during testimony, where 6 feet social distancing is maintained, and where court attendees are wearing face coverings at all times.
Face coverings are required for attorneys unless the presiding judicial officer determines that the attorney is inaudible and temporary removal of the face
covering is necessary to facilitate the creation of an accurate record. The presiding judicial officer may allow the attorney to temporarily remove face coverings
while speaking if 6 feet social distancing is maintained, and where court attendees are wearing face coverings.