74th District Court

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Bay County Court Facility
Suite 736
1230 Washington Avenue

Bay City, Michigan 48708-5737

989-895-4232 Voice

Bay County's District Court, designated as the 74th District Court, hears all civil cases up to $25,000, small claims up to $3,000, and landlord/tenant conflicts. The Court also has jurisdiction over all criminal matters, involving minor traffic cases, misdemeanors, theft, assault and battery, possession of certain drugs, preliminary examinations on all felony cases and traffic misdemeanor cases such as drunk driving.

The geographic jurisdiction on the 74th District Court, includes all of Bay County. There are three District Judges, elected to 6-year terms. In addition, the District Court employs twenty-one workers plus a probation staff of seven.

District Court Judges

Judge Mark Janer


Chief Judge
Timothy J. Kelly

Judge Dawn A. Klida



District Court Probation

1230 Washington Avenue, Suite 747
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5737
989-895-4275 Voice
989-895-4049 TDD/TTY

The Probation Department of the 74th District Court provides the Judges with information needed to properly sentence those found guilty of crime. The probation officers supervise all individuals placed on probation with the intent of rehabilitating that person and transforming that individual into a more productive member of the community.

Related Links

Bay County Courts Web Site



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