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80th District Judicial Court
CLARE & GLADWIN COUNTIES
CLARE (989)539-7173

HONORABLE JOSHUA M. FARRELL
CHIEF AND DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

 

Officers of the District Court, Clare County

  • Karen L. Moore - Attorney Magistrate/Court Administrator
  • Steven Worpell - Attorney Magistrate/Deputy Court Administrator
  • Linda K. Hawkins - Court Reporter
  • Jennifer L. Tilson - Probation Officer

Quick Access Phone Extensions

Ext 1 – Jury Duty

Ext 3- Drunk Driving, Driving on Suspended, and Drug Related Offenses

Ext 4- Landlord-Tenant Matters, Animal Control, DNR, Other Jury Information

Ext 5- Civil

Ext 6 –Traffic, Small Claims, MIP

Ext 7- All other Criminal Offenses

Ext 8 - Probation 


80th District Court: Duties and Responsibilities

District Court is the initial court for all criminal matters, all traffic, DNR, and animal control. Felonies proceed to Circuit Court after arraignment and preliminary hearing. All other matters remain in District Court for trial or other resolution. Trials are either by a jury of 6 or non-jury, heard by the Judge. Cases may be resolved by plea, trial or dismissal.

For civil matters, the District Court handles summary proceedings (landlord-tenant matters, land contract forfeitures), civil suits in which the amount sought is $25,000 or less, and Small Claims matters (suits for up to $5,500, no attorney allowed for either party, decided by the Magistrate). Cases may be resolved by settlements, hearings/trials, or dismissals.

80th District Court: Helpful Related Links:

State Court Administrative Office Approved Court Forms

Landlord Tenant Information Manual

Statutes

Small Claims information


Pay by Credit Card - Online Fee Processing 

The 80th District Court is not allowed to directly accept payment via credit card. A private service is available, for a fee, to those who wish to pay with credit cards. Payment may be made via phone at 888.604.7888 or online via www.GovPayNOW.com. When asked to provide a Payment Location Code use 6392. A notice of payment is faxed directly to the court specifying the time and date the payment was made. The service fee will also be charged to your credit card. Most major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


 

Common Traffic Violations Codes, Points & Fines
CLARE & GLADWIN COUNTIES
CLARE (989)539-7173

HONORABLE JOSHUA M. FARRELL
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

 

 

Speeding Violations

Code Description Points Fine/Cost
2000 0-5 miles over 2 $110.00
2001 6-10 miles over 2 $120.00
2002 11-15 miles over 3 $125.00
2003 16-20 miles over 4 $135.00
2004 21-50 miles over 4 $185.00
2005 51 and over 4 $210
 

Other Violations

Code Description Points Fine/Cost
250 Avoid traffic control device 2 $135.00
1810 Careless driving 3 $200.00
3300 Child restraint violation 0 $105.00
3400 Defective equipment 0 $135.00
2400 Disobey stop sign 3 $130.00
2500 Disobey traffic control device 2 $135.00
2440 Disobey traffic signal 3 $130.00
2520 Drive across median 2 $110.00
2850 Drive left of center 2 $125.00
2740 Drive without lights 2 $115.00
2830 Drive wrong way 2 $135.00
2300 Exhibition driving 2 $110.00
3620M Fail to change address 0 $105.00
2740 Fail to dim headlights 2 $105.00
2640 Fail to stop from private drive 2 $120.00
2650 Fail to signal turn 2 $105.00
2320 Fail to use due care and caution 2 $115.00
2600 Fail to yield 2 $130.00
2800 Follow too close 2 $120.00
2670 Impeding traffic 0 $150.00
PKT Improper parking 2 $70.00
PKT-H Improper parking - handicapped 0 $165.00
2430 Improper pass 3 $120.00
2820 Improper turn 2 $125.00
3400 No Cycle Helmet 0 $135.00
3500 No registration certificate (CI only) 0 $130.00
3100 No proof of insurance 0 $135.00
3000 No valid ops on person (waivable misd) 0 $200.00
71.06 Parking in fire lane 0 $105.00
2410 Pass school bus 3 $300.00
1320 Refused preliminary breath test 2 $145.00
3500 Registration/Plate violation (CI only) 0 $130.00
3295 Texting while driving (first offense) 0 $210.00
3295(2) Texting while driving (second offense) 0 $310.00
2300 Violation of basic speed law 2 $110.00