The 18th District Court is committed to providing excellent customer service to the public.  We are constantly striving to come up with new ways to provide services that are beneficial and convenient to those we serve.  We are proud to announce that you can now look up public records through our website by clicking here.  You can view closed records, active cases as well as those just filed.  Some of the benefits of online case look up are:

  •  If you have an active case you check to see how much you owe. 
  •  If you have a probation case you can verify your next appointment.
  •  If you have an active case you can verify your next court date. 

Please note:  If a case is taken under a special section of law that makes the case non-public, it will not appear using this program.  Additionally, if a case is pending, the fines and costs listed may not be the total owed once the case is adjudicated.  Please call the court at (734) 595-8720 to verify your payment information and warrant status if applicable.

For case look up, please click here 


Are you looking to see what cases are scheduled for court?  You can review the court dockets by date.    If a case is non-public you will not be able to view.    



If you would like to make a payment, please click here to go to our payment page.  A service fee will be charged for all credit card payments. 

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The 18th District Court serves the City of Westland.  The court is located at 36675 Ford Road in Westland, Michigan, 48185.

District Judges

Hon. Sandra Ference Cicirelli, Chief Judge

Hon. Mark A. McConnell

The court handles the following matters:

  • Criminal Cases: Misdemeanor and Felony offenses which the crime occurred in the City of Westland.
  • Civil Infractions: Traffic and non-traffic offenses arising in the City of Westland.
  • Small Claims cases in which the claim does not exceed $5,500.
  • Landord/Tenant matters in which the residence is within the City of Westland.
  • General Civil matters involving claims up to $25,000.

Court Hours

The court is open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:00am to 4:00pm except for the holidays listed below.

The 18th District Court is barrier free and accessible for persons with disabilities.  If you require special accommodations, please contact the court administrator at (734) 595-8720 prior to your visit to the court.

All persons entering the courthouse are subject to search of both their person and belongings.  Signs posted at the courthouse entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.   Weapons of any type, food, beverages, and cigarette lighters are just some of the items that are prohibited.   Note:  Cell Phones are NOT allowed in the courthouse.


If you are coming to the court to make a payment, we accept cash, personal check, or money order.  The court also accepts Visa, MasterCard and Debit Cards; however, we use a third party processer for these transactions.  The additional costs of these transactions are paid by the person making the payment.  There is also a drop box outside the building for after hours payments by check or money order.

Please note: You may also pay on line.  Click the “Payment Information” tab for more information or go directly payments by clicking HERE.  Payments made online will be processed by the court the next business day.


The court will be closed to the public on the following dates

Thursday November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day

Friday November 23, 2018 – Thanksgiving

Monday December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve

Tuesday December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day

Wednesday December 26, 2018 – Court Administration Day

Monday December 31, 2018 – New Year’s Eve

Tuesday January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day

          Drug Testing Schedule.  Please note your specific grouping.  You must check daily!
                          ***** Sobriety Court Participants *****

Participants assigned to the number “1 & 4” should report for testing on Saturday (12/15/18).
                         ****Random Drug Testing/Color Program****
Participants assigned to the color “Blue” should report for testing on Saturday (12/15/18).

Normal testing hours are from 7:30 AM  – 3:00 PM for weekday testing.

Normal testing hours are from 7:00 AM  – 9:30 AM for weekend/holiday testing.

** To ensure proper collection, and to avoid delays, please do not drink anything one hour prior to your test.