Hearing Request

Traffic – Civil Infractions E-mail Hearing Requests

(You MUST allow 5 business days after receiving your ticket before submitting your e-mail hearing request to allow the law enforcement agencies time to file the ticket with the Court and to allow case processing time for entry into the Court’s system)

Within two weeks of your submission you will receive notice of your Pre-Hearing Conference or Informal Hearing date by U.S. mail.

You may also review your case history online to determine your court date, fines and costs, and other relevant information by accessing the Search Case Information and Court Schedules link from the home page.

Pre-Hearing Conference requests are available for civil infractions issued by Detroit Police Officers only. You may request a Pre-Hearing Conference with a representative from the Detroit Police Department (DPD) for the purpose of reaching a plea agreement. The officer who issued your ticket will not be present. At the conference, you and a DPD representative will have the opportunity to discuss plea options, which may include a reduction in points. If you are unable to reach a plea agreement for any reason, you will still have the opportunity to deny responsibility for the charge and be scheduled for an informal hearing. Please note that if you decide to request such a hearing, it will be on a future date and not heard on the same day as your Pre-Hearing Conference.

Online Ticket Resolution is available for civil infractions issued by Michigan State Police only. You may request online resolution of your civil infractions in order for the magistrate to decide whether your charge will be reduced to one with no or fewer points to your driver’s license.  A magistrate will make a decision about your case based on the same criteria they would if you came to Court. If you wish to continue with Online Ticket Resolution, please click here.  

Informal Hearing requests are available for civil infractions issued by Michigan State Police or the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. You may request an Informal Hearing and the officer who issued your ticket will be subpoenaed to appear. All Informal Hearings are scheduled before a Magistrate.

To request a hearing via e-mail you MUST include the following information:

  • Full name (as it appears on the ticket)
  • Ticket number
  • Date the ticket was issued
  • Address (as it appears on the ticket)
  • Driver’s license number (if applicable)
  • Contact phone number.

Please do not contact the Court or send in your copy of the signed ticket once your e-mail request is submitted. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that your request has been received. If you do not receive the confirmation within two business days, contact the Court to schedule your hearing. Please submit the requested information to hearingrequest@36thdistrictcourt.org.

Please note the following:
  • Formal hearings cannot be requested via e-mail and must be scheduled by contacting the Traffic Division at (313) 965-8700.

  • Requests for adjournments must be made in person, for just cause and in compliance with the Court’s adjournment protocol. Any requests for adjournments made via the Hearing Request System will not be processed by the Court and will not be considered just cause for failure to appear.

  • Requests made for purposes other than scheduling a Pre-Hearing or Informal Hearing will not be processed by the Court.

E-mail Hearing Request Form