County Court

Responsibilities

The County Court handles the following types of cases:

  • Traffic and municipal ordinance violations
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases
  • Preliminary hearings in felony cases
  • Civil cases involving amounts up to $53,000
  • Small claims cases involving amounts up to $3,600
  • Probate/Estate/Trust Proceedings
  • Guardianship and conservatorship
  • Adoption proceedings
  • Juvenile matters

Wayne County Court is held on Monday beginning at 9:00 am. For security reasons, purses and bags are not allowed in the courtroom. A certified interpreter will be provided during court for persons who are not fluent in English.

The County Court also provides notary public services at no charge. For your convenience, a public access computer is also available.