District Court handles lawsuits with claims up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters, most traffic violations, and misdemeanors where the punishment is up to one year in jail. In addition, initial felony proceedings take place in district court.
The 54-A District Court has 4 judges and one magistrate. There are separate departments for civil cases, criminal and traffic cases, and probation matters. Detailed information about the judges, the departments, and court operations is available from the pages menu.
54-A District Court has jurisdiction for the City of Lansing, and is the largest of three district courts in Ingham County. The 54-B District Court located in the city of East Lansing, and the 55th District Court located in the city of Mason, are also in Ingham County.