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73B District Court

250 East Huron Avenue

Room 105

Bad Axe, MI 48413

Phone:  989-269-9987       

Fax:  989-269-6167

Magistrate Phone: 989-269-7201

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Juror Notification

David B. Herrington

Court Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except for Holidays

(We are open for lunch)

​Court Contact:

District Court Phone Number: (989) 269-9987

Magistrate Court Phone Number: (989) 269-7201

Fax: (989) 269-6167

The Court Handles the following matters within the communities we serve:

  • Criminal Cases: misdemeanors.

  • Felonies: initial jurisdiction for arraignment and preliminary examination.

  • Civil infractions: traffic and non traffic offenses

  • Small Claims: claim does not exceed $6,500.00

  • Landlord/Tenant and Evictions

  • General Civil matters involving lawsuits up to $25,000.00

If you are coming to court to make a payment for fines and costs, we accept cash, in-county personal checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Debit card. Official Payments can be used 24/7.


Megan Shedd – Court Administrator / Clerk of the Court, ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act)


Language Access Coordinator

Cristine Koglin – Deputy Court Administrator, Criminal Clerk, Court Recorder and Transcriptionist

Suzanne Draher 

Financial Clerk

Bond Clerk

Laken Cook

Jury Clerk: Please call (989) 269-7988

Assignment Clerk

Court Recorder

Jamie Wood

Pre-Trial Services: Please call (989) 269-8062



Erica Volmering

Magistrate Clerk

Court Recorder

Jesse Osentoski

Probation Officer: Please call (989) 269-9530

Melissa Pallas

General Civil Clerk

Court Recorder

Heather Popiel

General Clerk

Jillian Ferris

Landlord Tenant Clerk

Small Claims Clerk

Court Recorder

Attorney Magistrate

Jessica L. Testolin-Reinke

73B District Court Judge

All persons attending court must abide by the following Court Policies:

  • SUBJECT TO SEARCH:  The court reserves the right to inspect all packages, bags, etc.  Potential weapons as well as cell phones and pages are prohibited.

  • PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED:  Proper attire means neat, clean, presentable clothes that are decent and modest.

  • CELL PHONES:  Cellular phones must be turned off or on silent mode.

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