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42 Judicial Court New Baltimore

42-2 District Court - New Baltimore

A limited jurisdiction court handling civil cases, criminal cases, and traffic cases.

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 4:15 p.m. 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-tenant disputes, and small claims matters up to $7,000.  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 Information:

Judge William H. Hackel, III Meeting ID: 510 772 1232

Magistrate Joseph Cozzolino Meeting ID: 332 840 5263

Magistrate Joseph Plawecki Meeting ID: 332 840 5263


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:

  • Online:  (service fees apply)  Pay location code 5049
  • Phone: 888-604-7888 and use pay location code: 5049
  • Mail (certified checks/money orders): 35071 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, MI 48047
  • Dropbox (certified checks/money orders): Located in the front of the court building
  • Credit Cards (service fees apply)

Departments and staff

42-2 District Court Judge

William H. Hackel III

42-2 District Court Magistrates

Joseph P. Cozzolino   
Joseph J. Plawecki

42-2 District Court Administrator

Karen Grasel

Criminal division

586-725-9500 opt. 3

Civil division

586-725-9500 opt. 4

Traffic division

586-725-9500 opt. 2


Richard Hudson
586-725-9500 option 5

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