For the health and safety of the public and our community, pursuant to the Governor’s
Executive Orders and the Michigan Supreme Court’s Administrative Orders, the 63rd
District Court is limiting access to courtrooms and other spaces to no more than 10
persons, including staff; practicing social distancing and mask use; and limiting in-
courthouse activity by utilizing remote appearances to the greatest extent possible.
All non-emergency matters are held remotely via Zoom. To the greatest extent possible, all essential and emergency matters are also held remotely.
To enable remote appearances, the court’s schedule has changed.
Parties will receive their new dates by mail, along with instructions for remote appearance. Parties should contact the court with any questions before the date of the hearing.
Displays signs or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough or worsening cough (excluding chronic cough due to known medical reasons), shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell.
Has a diagnosis of COVID-19.
In the last 14 days, has had close contact with someone with a diagnosis of COVID-19.
Remote Participation a Hearing
In all matters, the court will utilize remote appearances to the greatest extent possible.
Many hearings will be held remotely using Zoom Videoconferencing Software. Refer to the instructions provided with your notice of hearing. Do not appear in-person.
If you have any questions, please contact the 63rd District Court at DCCustomer@kentcountymi.gov. Persons without access to email may call (616) 632-7770.
Payments can be made online or by mail to the court.
Marriage ceremonies may be performed by a judge or magistrate at any district court. Marriage ceremonies at the 63rd District Court are performed on site on Thursday afternoons, every half hour from 1:45 – 4:00pm. An appointment needs to be scheduled ahead of time; typically our calendar is filled about 2 months out.
To schedule a marriage appointment call (616) 632-7780. If the clerk is not available at the time of your call, you will need to leave a message with your name, phone number, and the reason for your call. She will call you back as soon as she is able.
63rd District Court Marriage Requirements:
A valid state of Michigan Marriage License
Two witnesses, 18 years or older. The court will NOT provide witnesses.