The 18th District Court in Westland Michigan is proud to work in cooperation with other District Courts to provide excellent service to our customers. 

The 18th District Court works closely with the 29th District Court in Wayne Michigan.  Please visit the 29th District Court for more information on their court and programs.   

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The 18th District Court serves the City of Westland.  The court is located at 36675 Ford Road in Westland, Michigan, 48185.

District Judges

Hon. Sandra Ference Cicirelli, Chief Judge

Hon. Mark A. McConnell

The court handles the following matters:

  • Criminal Cases: Misdemeanor and Felony offenses which the crime occurred in the City of Westland.
  • Civil Infractions: Traffic and non-traffic offenses arising in the City of Westland.
  • Small Claims cases in which the claim does not exceed $5,500.
  • Landord/Tenant matters in which the residence is within the City of Westland.
  • General Civil matters involving claims up to $25,000.

Court Hours

The court is open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:00am to 4:00pm except for the holidays listed below.

The 18th District Court is barrier free and accessible for persons with disabilities.  If you require special accommodations, please contact the court administrator at (734) 595-8720 prior to your visit to the court.

All persons entering the courthouse are subject to search of both their person and belongings.  Signs posted at the courthouse entrance list all items which are prohibited and which will be seized if found on your person.   Weapons of any type, food, beverages, and cigarette lighters are just some of the items that are prohibited.   Note:  Cell Phones are NOT allowed in the courthouse.


If you are coming to the court to make a payment, we accept cash, personal check, or money order.  The court also accepts Visa, MasterCard and Debit Cards; however, we use a third party processer for these transactions.  The additional costs of these transactions are paid by the person making the payment.  There is also a drop box outside the building for after hours payments.

Please note: You may also pay on line.  Click the “Payment Information” tab for more information or go directly payments by clicking HERE.  Payments made online will be processed by the court the next business day.


The court will be closed to the public on the following dates

October 9, 2017 – Columbus Day

November 7, 2017 – Election Day

November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving

November 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving

Drug Testing Schedule.  Please note your specific grouping.  You must check daily!
                                                 ***** Sobriety Court Participants – Number Program *****
 Participants who have been assigned the number   ” 5 ” must report for testing on Thursday  September 21th 2017
If you have not been given a number, please follow the scheduled colors below.


                                             ***** Random Drug Testing Program – Color Program *****

Participants who have been assigned the color  ” Pink  ”   must report for testing  on Thursday  September 21th 2017


Normal Testing hours are from 7:30am – 3:00pm for weekday testing.


Normal Testing hours are from 7:00am – 9:30am for Saturday testing.

** To ensure proper collection, and to avoid delays, please do not drink anything one hour prior to your test.