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42 Judicial Court New Baltimore

42-2 District Court - New Baltimore

A limited jurisdiction court handling some civil cases, domestic relations cases, cases seeking equitable relief, criminal cases and misdemeanors.

Judge William H. Hackel, III District Court Judge

Judge William H. Hackel III

Court hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (the court is open during the lunch hour and at 4:15pm the doors are locked to the public)

The 42-2 Judicial District Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the City of New Baltimore, Township of Chesterfield, Village of New Haven and the Township of Lenox.  The Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount in dispute is $25,000 or less, parking violations, traffic violations and other civil infractions, landlord-tenet disputes, and small claims matters up to $6,500.  In addition, the Court has initial jurisdiction on criminal felony cases for the purpose of determining probably cause.

If you have a bench warrant and would like to clear up, please contact the court at 586-725-9500, option 3.

Zoom instructions:

(For Apple product users only)

Please share this information with your clients immediately to avoid your hearing being adjourned!

The 42nd District Courts - Romeo and New Baltimore are having difficulty with people connecting to Zoom with Apple products (iPad, iPhone, etc). Again, this applies only to Apply products. Macomb County IT has recommended the following be done prior to your Zoom meeting:

  • The previous version of Zoom should be completely removed (uninstalled) from the Apple device.
  • The Apple device should be updated to the current version of Zoom.
  • The Zoom app should be reinstalled.

This method has been used effective today and has rectified the problem. Once this done, the Apple product is able to connect with the court via Zoom.

Again, this applies to those using Apple products only.


To view live court proceedings in the event the courtroom is closed to the public for health or safety reasons, please use the following links:

Click here view Judge William H. Hackel’s Live Court

Payment options:

  • Mail (certified checks/money orders): 35071  23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047
  • Dropbox: Located in the front of the court building


Departments and staff

42-2 District Court Judge

William H. Hackel III

42-2 District Court Magistrates

Joseph P. Cozzolino   
Joseph J. Plawecki

District Court Administrator

Karen Grasel

Criminal division

Civil division

Traffic division


Richard Hudson

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