44th District Court
The 44th District Court serving Royal Oak and Berkley welcomes you to our home page. Our purpose here is to assist you in getting the most out of your court system.
(IMPORTANT ! PAY LOCATION CODE IS 3031)
Updated Building Re-Opening Plan
The 44th District Court lobby will be open to the public, on a limited basis, beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Court lobby hours of operation will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am until 4:30pm. The court lobby will remain closed on Mondays and Fridays until further notice.
Court staff will be available Monday – Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm to answer any questions at (248)246-3600 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All hearings will continue to be held remotely unless notified otherwise. If you have an in-person hearing scheduled on either a Monday or Friday, please call (248)246-3691 when you arrive at the court for entry into the building.
Face coverings are required for entry into the building and must be worn at all times. All patrons will be screened for COVID symptoms by court security.
Courtroom capacities are limited to allow compliance with six foot distancing requirements.All probation appointments will continue to be held remotely.
All court hearings that are held remotely will be livestreamed on YouTube. Click on the appropriate link to be directed to the livestream:
Hon. Derek W. Meinecke: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJHWb5444fhV6einFYO7WxA
Hon. Jamie L. Wittenberg: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJfS4hz34OrikajNfpHyqQ
Magistrate’s Courtroom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvim_M8yGfZCCVoCPHRXu1Q
Online payments for court fines can be made at www.allpaid.com using pay location code 3031.
-Updated July 28, 2021
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