8th District Court
Online Case Review

Kalamazoo, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

What is online case review?

Online case review is a way to allow the magistrate to review your traffic ticket without having to come to court for a hearing and to resolve a failure to appear warrant without getting arrested or coming to court to see the judge.

What are the benefits of online case review?

It's free and you can do it at your convenience from home, work, school, using your phone, tablet or computer.

Traffic Ticket? You could get your charge changed to one with no or fewer driver's license points. And you can do it online rather than going to court.

Warrant? Resolve a failure to appear warrant without getting arrested or coming to court to see the judge. Please note, if you are searching by case number, the case number must match exactly as the court has in their records. If you do not know your exact case number contact the court.

How does it work?

You submit a request online regarding your ticket or failure to appear warrant. If you are eligible, your request will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will receive a text or email with the result.

Is there a charge for online case review?

No.

Why does the court allow online case review?

To help you resolve your case quickly, when it's convenient for you. You don't have to wait for a court date, take a day off work or school, and it's easy to do online! If you disagree with the decision, you can still ask for a hearing in front of the judge.

How do I know if I'm eligible?

It depends on your record and other criteria set by the court. Just enter your information and do a search to find the eligibility criteria. If you are, submit a request. Whether your request is approved is entirely up to the court.

What does it mean if I am ineligible?

It could mean your ticket is too old, that you have too many past offenses or too many open tickets or warrants

If my request is approved, will I still have to pay a fine?

Yes. The fine could change or be reduced, but you are responsible for paying this fine.

How will I know when a decision has been made?

We will send an email or text as well as update the message on your status page when you come back to the website.

I received a citation that is eligible to be waived (or reduced) - can I use this site to resolve my waivable offense?

Some citations can have their fines reduced or eliminated if you satisfy the court by showing proof. This site works to allow you to upload images as proof. Here are the types of offenses that you can have reviewed online (and what you will need to upload as proof to satisfy the requirement):

1) Defective Equipment - fine may be waived by uploading an image as proof that the required repairs have been made (and verified by a police officer) within 10 calendar days of citation.

2) No Registration - fine may be waived by uploading an image as proof that you had valid registration at the time of the citation. Must be uploaded within 10 calendar days of citation.

3) No Proof of Insurance - fine may be waived by uploading an image as proof that you had valid insurance at the time of the citation. Must be uploaded within 10 calendar days of citation.

Parking Violations Responsibility

Michigan statute deems the registered owner of a vehicle responsible for parking violations. A vehicle leasing or rental company may transfer liability to the driver in possession of the vehicle by submitting documents to the Court under 2000 Public Act 268 effective October 1, 2000. See your car rental agreement "Indemnification" clause which may read similar to the following:

  • Renter agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Owner for any loss, damage, or legal actions against Owner as a result of Renter's operation or use of the Rented Vehicle during the term of this Car Rental Agreement. This includes any attorney fees necessarily incurred for these purposes. Renter will also pay for any parking tickets, moving violations, or other citations received while in possession of the Rented Vehicle.

Late notices are mailed to the plate registration address on file with the Michigan Secretary of State.