Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941

74th District Court Online Case Review

The Bay County 74th District Court is pleased to offer online case review as part of our initiative to expand access to justice and to strive for efficiency and fairness.

Currently, you can resolve traffic infractions on the site and handle warrants for failure to appear or failure to pay. If you think you have a warrant, simply search from the home page. Depending on your situation, we may be able to offer you a payment plan or a new court date.

We hope you enjoy our new program and find that it saves you time and is more convenient.

Program FAQs

What is Court Innovations?

Bay County Online Review system utilizes the Court Innovations platform that enables online case review. All decisions regarding your case are made by the 74th District Court.

What is Online Case Review?

It’s a way to interact with the court and prosecutor online to find a positive resolution for your case.

What are the benefits?

Judges and prosecutor have a lot of discretion. For example, prosecutors sometimes allow people with traffic tickets to keep points off your license, and judges have the power to clear up arrest warrants.

How much does Online Case Review cost?

This is a free service.

Do I need an attorney

No. In fact, the Online Case Review is designed especially for people who are not represented by counsel.

Why does the court allow Online Case Review?

The court and prosecutor believe in an accessible judicial system. Online Case Review is a way to help people like you access the court’s resources online.

How does Online Case Review work?

You submit a request online, asking the court and prosecutor to review your case. Once they have made a decision about your request, you will be notified by email or text message.

Is this the same is pleading "not guilty?”

No. Online Case Review is about finding a resolution to your case that is acceptable to all parties.

What happens if my request is rejected?

If the judge or prosecutor decides not to allow you to resolve your case online, you will retain all the options you originally had for resolving your case.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

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

What should I expect to receive in my email notifications?

Communications will include a response if you requested a notification when your ticket is found and when a decision has been made. The Online Case Review system will never send an attachment or link you to any site that is not part of this system.