61st District Court Suspending Operations though April 5th, 63rd Adjourning Until May 1st
In a state of emergency notice, Chief Judge Michael J. Distel ordered that the Grand Rapids 61st District Court shall suspend all operations through April 5, 2020, except for the following:
- Felony and misdemeanor arraignments of defendants held in custody (conducted by video);
- Arraignments on felonies and serious criminal offenses for individuals released from custody prior to video arraignment (as ordered by the court at the time of release from custody);
- Probable cause conferences;
- Scheduled preliminary examinations;
- Trials for incarcerated individuals;
- Sentencing for incarcerated individuals;
- Other emergency proceedings as necessary.
- Landlord-tenant, general civil and small claims complaints will still be accepted via mail or by depositing in the civil dropbox.
Kent County 63rd District Court, according to a March 14th media release, has adjourned all landlord-tenant hearings until May 1st, with the exception of complaints alleging serious and continuing health hazard, which will be scheduled as soon as possible.