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97th District Court

97th District Court

Houghton County Courthouse, 3rd floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, Michigan 49931

 

CONTACTS / PERSONNEL

Judge Mark A. Wisti
Patti DiPalma - Court Recorder
Ginger Sulisz - Court Administrator / Magistrate
Donna Moilanen - District Court Clerk
Nickole Jollimore - Civil Clerk/Deputy Court Clerk
Karen Karinen- Assistant Magistrate/Deputy Court Clerk
Robert Rashleigh - Probation Officer
Jessica Trevathan - Probation Officer
Philip Foltz - Treatment Court Case Manager

 

PHONE

District Court Clerk
906.482.4980

Magistrate
906.482.1285

Probation
906.482.0066

FAX

906.482.5270

HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

EMAIL CONTACTS

robert@houghtoncounty.net, Robert Rashleigh
buck@houghtoncounty.net, Philip Foltz

 
Services Provided
  • Arraignments 
  • Small claims (up to $6,000) 
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Pre-trials & Preliminary Exams 
  • General civil (up to 25,000) 
  • Garnishments
  • Marriages
  • Executions 
  • Process Payment of Traffic Citations
  • Conduct Informal Hearings
  • Pre-sentence Investigation
  • Probation Supervision
  • Treatment Court

Magistrates Office

97th District Court - Traffic Fine & Costs Schedule
EFFECTIVE 08/01/2013
Telephone: 906.482.1285

Fine and costs may be updated/changed without notice. Contact the 97th District Court.

 

SPEEDING

 

 

1-10 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

11-15 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$150.00

3

 

PTS

 

16-20 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$165.00

4

 

PTS

 

21-25 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

$185.00

4

 

PTS

 

26 MPH + OVER SPEED LIMIT

$205.00

4

 

PTS

 

 
 

1-10 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

11-15 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$165.00

4

 

PTS

 

16-20 OVER IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE

$185.00

5

 

PTS

 

 
 

VIOLATION OF BASIC SPEED LAW

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO STOP IN ASSURED CLEAR DIST

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

DROVE W/O DUE CARE/CAUTION

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO DRIVE MINIMUM SPEED

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

GENERAL CIVIL INFRACTIONS

 

 

DISOBEY STOP SIGN

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

DISOBEY TRAFFIC SIGNAL

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

DISOBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

FAIL TO STOP ALLEY/PRIVATE DR

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

FTY RIGHT OF WAY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE

$145.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO PEDESTRIAN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FTY TO HANDICAP/BLIND

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FL TO SIGNAL/OBSERVE

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

FL TO DISPLAY VAL GRAD LIC STATUS

$125.00

0

 

PTS

 

VIOL GRAD LIC PERMIT

$125.00

2

 

PTS

 

FL TO CHANGE ADDRESS/REG OR OPS

$140.00

0

 

PTS

 

 
 

IMPROPER PASSING

$145.00

3

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER LANE USE

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

DROVE LEFT OF CENTER

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

FOLLOW TOO CLOSELY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

PROHIBITED TURN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER TURN

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

ILLEGAL ENT/EXIT/ X-WAY

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

OBSTRUCTED VISION/CONTROL

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

WRONG WAY/ONE WAY STREET

$140.00

2

 

PTS

 

IMPROPER X-ING/DIV HWY

$145.00

2

 

PTS

 

CARELESS DRIVING

$175.00

3

 

PTS

 

SCHOOL BUS VIOLATION

$225.00

3

 

PTS

 

PBT REFUSAL IN NON-CMV

$150.00

0

 

PTS

 

PBT REFUSAL/UNDER 21

$150.00

2

 

PTS

 

 
 

SEATBELT/CHILD RESTRAINT

$65.00

 
 

EXPIRED REG/PLATE VIOL

$140.00

 
 

HANDICAP PARKING

$225.00

 
 

PARKING

$90.00

 
 

PARKING/IMPROPER DR OR ROADWAY

$95.00

 
 

PARK/FIREHALL

$90.00

 
 

LITTERING

$125.00 Civiil Infraction

 
 

BIKE/WRONG WAY/ONE WAY

$100.00

 
 

PEDESTRIAN ON ROADWAY

$140.00

 
 

NO PROOF OF INSURANCE

$145.00

 

W/VALID PROOF $25.00
EFFECTIVE 8/01/2013

 

 

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT

$140.00

 

W/PROOF REPAIR DISMISS

 

FAIL TO REDEEM ABANDONED VEH

$140.00

 
 

FL TO SHW PROOF/SALE ABANDONED VEH

$140.00

 
 

DISPLAY GOODS W/IN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HWY

$140.00

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Houghton County Courthouse
401 East Houghton Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

 

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