Roles & Duties
All courts have a Chief Judge that is responsible for the overall operation of the court. In multiple judge courts there is usually a Chief Judge Pro Tem assigned to assist the Chief Judge and act in his/her absence. The 62A District Court has both a Chief Judge and a Chief Judge Pro Tem. It also has a part-time Magistrate who handles all municipal and Traffic Civil Infraction Informal Hearings. The day to day management and overall planning of the court is the responsibility of the Court Administrator.
Are you looking for more information? While we cannot provide legal advice, we are more than happy to answer questions you may have about the court or case processing. We are also interested in any comments you may have regarding the court or its operation. To meet this need, Carl, a member of our staff, has volunteered to communicate with you via email. So check out Courtside with Carl. He promises to respond to all reasonable questions and comments.
There are many other online resources regarding the courts and laws of Michigan. We have provided the more helpful links here:
- Grand Rapids Bar Association
- Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- Kent County Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous
- Kent County Courts
- Michigan Bar Association
- Michigan District Judges Association
- Michigan Legislature
- Michigan State Government
- Michigan Supreme Court
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Rapid Bus Schedule
Court forms can be found at the Michigan Supreme Court's Court Forms page.
The Magistrate for the 62A District Court performs marriages. This service is offered to residents of the City of Wyoming only.
Appointments should be scheduled at least one month in advance to reserve preferred dates. All required marriage documents from the County Clerk office and two witnesses must be present before the ceremony is performed. There is a $10.00 fee for the service.