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85th District Court

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 Contact Information
Phone: 231-882-0019
FAX: 231-882-0022
Probation Officer 231-882-0858
Honorable John D. Mead, Judge
Walter E. Armstrong, Magistrate
Heather Lucynski, Probation Officer 
Kimberly D. Nowak, Court Adm.
Amanda O'Brien, Court Reporter
Location / Address
Upper Level
Government Center
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
 Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 85th District Court and the Honorable John D. Mead have teamed up with Scott Scholten, a NMSAS Peer Life Coach, to offer a Life Recovery Program.

"This program is a free service to individuals in Benzie County and surrounding communities who are seeking help in overcoming 'life barriers' such as all types of addictions and recoveries including but not limited to alcohol, drugs and gambling in an open group setting," says Jade Adams, a 85th District Court Probation Officer.

The group meets every other Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Benzie County Government Center.

If you are interested in or have any questions regarding the program, please call the 85th District Court Probation Department at 231-882-0858.

The jurisdiction of the 85th District Court is:

  • Municipal civil infractions
  • Traffic civil infractions
  • Misdemeanor criminal offenses
  • Landlord / tenant relations
  • Civil lawsuits where the amount in controversy is not more than $25,000
  • Small claims hearings
  • Civil weddings

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