54B District Court

Statement of Condolences


The East Lansing 54B District Court would like to extend its condolences to the family of Maurice E. Schoenberger, who was the first judge of the 54B District Court. Judge Schoenberger recently passed away on May 12.

Parking Fee Reduction Program


The East Lansing 54B District Court will be offering a Parking Fee Reduction Program throughout the month of May 2022. The program provides vehicle owners with unpaid parking tickets an opportunity to resolve their tickets at a 50% reduced rate. Learn more about the Parking Fee Reduction Program here. 

Expungement/Setting Aside Conviction(s) Information


The East Lansing 54B District Court has created a document with information about expungement/setting aside eligible conviction(s). View the Expungement/Setting Aside Conviction(s) document (PDF).


Contact the 54B District Court and We'll Call You!

The East Lansing 54B District Court is here to help you! Complete the online contact form and someone with the Court will be sure to contact you regarding your inquiry. 

54B District Court Virtual Counter

East Lansing 54B District Court customers can also reach staff through the virtual counter, which is available by video or phone Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Instructions to access the virtual counter are provided below:

Virtual Counter
Select ‘Join’ using the Zoom app or website (zoom.us)

Meeting ID: 749 617 6888 
OR
Phone (no video): (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 749 617 6888##

Visiting the Court in Person


All East Lansing 54B District Court matters and hearings will continue to be held remotely unless permitted by the presiding judge. See below for the list of approved in-person transactions:

  • All Clerk’s office transactions (e.g. payments, contesting tickets, etc.)
  • General Civil, Small Claims, Landlord – Tenant filings
  • Walk in arraignments from 9 – 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Jury trials as determined by presiding judge
  • Jury selection as determined by chief judge 
  • Felony preliminary examinations
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. except for holidays. The Court is closed daily from 12-1 p.m. Per CDC guidelines, masks are required to be worn in the Court.

Due to limited staffing, the Court can be reached through its Virtual Counter during business hours. 

Contact the Court


 Division  Email
General Civil/Small Claims/Landlord Tenant  54BCivil@cityofeastlansing.com
 Felonies & Misdemeanors 54BCriminal@cityofeastlansing.com
 Jury Clerk  JuryCLK@cityofeastlansing.com
Parking 54BParking@cityofeastlansing.com
Presentence/Probation 54BProbation@cityofeastlansing.com
 Traffic & Code Violations 54BTraffic@cityofeastlansing.com
 Outstanding Warrants 54BWarrants@cityofeastlansing.com

About the Court


The East Lansing 54B District Court is located at 101 Linden St. in the City of East Lansing. The Court's judges include the Honorable Richard D. Ball, Chief Judge, and the Honorable Molly E. Hennessey Greenwalt, District Judge. 
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