15TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COLLECTIONS DIVISION
301 E. Huron St.
P.O. Box 8650
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8650
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (734) 794-6750, opt 0 Fax: (734) 794-6753
**Staff Meeting Closure**
On the first Tuesday of each month, the Collections Division closes at 4:00 p.m.
Michigan law requires that fines and court costs imposed by the Court be paid in full when assessed.
The 15th Judicial District Court has a duty to the citizens of the City of Ann Arbor and to the State of Michigan to collect all unpaid fines, costs and fees. Collection efforts began in February 2008 with outstanding amounts due on all civil infractions and has grown to include amounts due on misdemeanor cases.
In Person: Payments by cash, personal check (no starter checks), certified check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Mcard or Discover accepted. All checks must be made payable to the "15th District Court" in U.S. funds. Include your case or ticket number, daytime phone number and driver's license number on your check or money order.
By Mail: Payments by personal check (no starter checks), certified check, or money order should be returned to the Court in the envelope provided with the collections notice. All checks must be made payable to the "15th District Court" in U.S. funds. Include your case or ticket number, daytime phone number and driver's license number on your check or money order. DO NOT MAIL CASH!
Credit Card by Fax or Mail: Complete the credit card payment form included with the collections notice or the fax payment form located in the Forms section of this website. Fax the completed form to (734) 794-6753 or return it by mail to the Court in the envelope provided with the collections notice.
Online Payment: Currently, there is no online payment option for cases in collections status.
Notice Regarding Check Payments: All checks are approved for acceptance and cleared electronically by Telecheck check verification service upon presentation to the Court.
If you have received a collections notice you have already failed to comply with the Court's order. Continued failure to comply with the Court's order may result in:
- Overdue Noticing (MCL 257.321a, 257.748)
- FAC/FCJ Suspension (MCL 257321a)
Show Cause Hearing (MCL 257.908)
Bench Warrant Issued (MCL 600.8729)
Probation Revocation (MCL 771.3, MCR 6.445)
- Garnishment of Wages (MCL 600.4011)
Civil Contempt of Court (MCL 600.1701, MCR 6.106)
- Income Withholding, Wage Assignment (MCL 771.3)
Referral to Prosecutor (MCL 600.8733, MCR 3.605)
Actions taken against you by the Court can adversely affect your driving privileges, credit score, professional licensure, graduate school admission, foreign travel, and any other activity that requires a background record check.