General Information

75th District Court


If you have a hearing scheduled and have misplaced your instructions, please click for Judge Carpenter's zoom instructions or Magistrate Ladwig's instructions. 

The District Court is comprised of four divisions:

  1. Civil Division handles cases that involve money or damage claims, as well as landlord/tenant evictions.
  2. Criminal Division is responsible for processing paperwork filed by the police departments, state law and local ordinance prosecutors. 
  3. Traffic Division processes citations written by police departments and zoning violations. 
  4. Probation Department is responsible for conducting pre-sentence investigations, alcohol assessments, probation violation hearings and supervision of offenders.

Michael D. Carpenter, Presiding Judge

Gerald J. Ladwig, Attorney Magistrate


District Court observes the following federal holidays:

New Year's Day 

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

President's Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veteran's Day 


Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve


New Year's Eve

Contact Info

75th District Court
301 West Main Street
Midland, MI  48640

Phone:  (989) 832-6700
Fax: 989-832-6601

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

For directions click here.

If an interpreter is needed, please contact the court.  For more information, please click here.