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Court Jurisdiction and Mission

Jurisdiction

The 47th Judicial District Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount in dispute is $25,000 or less, parking violations, traffic violations and other civil infractions, landlord-tenant disputes, and small claims matters. In addition, the Court has initial jurisdiction on criminal felony cases for the purpose of determining probable cause.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, neutral, and impartial forum for the peaceful resolutions of public and private disputes.

Performance Standards

The Court strives to ensure our actions are guided by the following values:

1.  Access to Justice

We should strive to eliminate all unnecessary barriers to service: geographic, economic, procedural, linguistic, physical and psychological.

2.  Expedition and Timeliness

Justice delayed is justice denied. Unnecessary delay is a primary cause of diminished public trust and confidence in the courts. Untimely court action in any area of responsibility can have serious consequences for the persons directly concerned, the court, allied agencies, and the community.

3.  Equality, Fairness and Integrity

The Court and all its employees must demonstrate equal and unqualified respect for the rights and concerns of all individuals who contact the court for service and/or information.

4.  Independence and Accountability

The judiciary must assert and maintain its distinctiveness as a separate branch of government, however the judiciary must be accountable to maintain the public trust that grants it its independence.

5.  Public Trust and Confidence

The maxim “Justice should not only be done, but should be seen to be done!” is as true today as ever. Our actions should be focused on continually building the public’s trust and confidence in the judiciary.

 

 

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