5th Judicial Circuit Court

Contact the Court
Location Phone Hours
Barry County Courthouse – Floor 2
220 W. State St.
Hastings, MI 49058
Main: (269) 945-1286 (Judge's Office)
Fax: (269) 945-1299
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jurisdiction
The Barry County Circuit Court is a trial court with jurisdiction in all civil cases involving money damages of more than $25,000, divorce, and domestic relation/PPO cases. The Circuit Court also hears appeals from lower courts, appeals from local government boards such as zoning appeals, and appeals from some administrative agencies of state government (such as the Driver’s License Appeal Division of the Secretary of State).

In criminal cases, the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over the trial of all felonies (offenses that may be punished by commitment to State penitentiary) and of those misdemeanors (offenses carrying a penalty of not more than twelve months in jail) originally charged in General District Court.

Individuals authorized to seize property and conduct evictions:

Appointed Court Officer: 
Kurt Orosz
P.O. Box 140822
Grand Rapids, MI 49514
(616) 890-8078

Appointed Special Deputy –Civil Process:
Mark Sheldon  
Sheldon Civil Process Service, LLC.
P.O. Box 282
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 838-2119

Information about any Fine, Cost, or Assessment Imposed
Pursuant to Michigan Law (MCL 769.1(k)(1), Michigan Courts must provide information about any fine, cost, or assessment that the Judge may impose at sentencing. This applies to defendants that enter a plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or if the court determines after a hearing or trial that the defendant is guilty. The Judge may impose the following:

Minimum state cost pursuant to Michigan Law (MCL 769.1(j)) and is assessed per count.

  • $50 for Misdemeanors
  • $68 for Felonies
Crime victim’s rights assessment pursuant to Michigan Law (MCL 780.905) and is assessed per case.
       
  • $75 for Misdemeanors
  • $130 for Felonies
Any fine or cost as reflected in the underlying state of the offense

Reimbursement for Costs of Prosecution and Legal Defense
Reimbursement pursuant to State Law (MCL 771.3(2)(c)), which allows to reimburse the state or local unit of government for expenses incurred in relation to the crime, including but not limited to emergency response and costs of prosecution.

Court Costs (769.1k(1)(b)(ii) & 769.1k(1)(b)(iii)
Any cost reasonable related to the actual costs incurred by the court. This includes salaries and benefits for relevant court personnel, goods and services necessary for the operation of the court, necessary expenses for the operation and maintenance of court buildings and facilities. Costs were determined by taking the average actual costs times the percent of workload for criminal divided by the average number of criminal cases disposed.