In Michigan, there are four types of trial courts and two appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Michigan trial courts include District Courts, Probate Courts, Circuit Courts, and Court of Claims. District Courts are responsible for civil cases up to $25,000, traffic violations, misdemeanors, and felony preliminary hearings. Probate Courts handle matters involving wills, estates, guardians, conservators, and protection of incompetent persons. Circuit Courts handle felonies, civil cases over $25,000, and some appeals from lower courts. The family division of the Circuit Court handles cases regarding divorce, adoptions, paternity, protective orders, emancipation of minors, treatment and testing of infectious disease, safe delivery of newborns, name changes, juvenile offenses, child abuse, and child neglect. The Court of Claims tries civil suits against the State, and disputes between citizens and administrative agencies.
Most court records you can access using the resources below, organized by county name. We also have databases listed below for U.S. District Court federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records; and Michigan Supreme & Appellate Court opinions & dockets.
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|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Save time and use our Search Systems Premium database to search statewide in Michigan for bankruptcy records, state court judgments, and tax liens. $5 per search.
|Court of Claims Records |
Search civil cases filed against the State of Michigan in the Court of Claims.
|Court Records | Court of Appeals & Supreme Court |
Use the Michigan Judiciary Case Search service to search for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals records by party name, docket number, or view attorney case lists.
|Opinions | Supreme Court & Court of Appeals |
Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court opinions. Search by party name, docket number, keyword, or use the advanced search feature to find records by type, author, panel member, date, lower court, or status.
|PACER | Eastern District Bankruptcy Pay Site|
Similar to the civil and criminal record database, use your PACER account or sign up to search Michigan U.S. Eastern District Federal bankruptcy court records. This is the place to go if you're looking for bankruptcy court documents.
|PACER | Eastern District Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Use your PACER account or sign up to search Michigan U.S. Eastern District Federal civil, criminal, and appeals court records. Downloaded documents are ten cents per page, with a cop of $3.00 per case.
|PACER | Western District Bankruptcy Pay Site|
PACER Michigan U.S. Western District Federal bankruptcy court records. A PACER subscription is required, but it's easy to sign up, the fees are minimal, and documents are easy to search for and download.
|PACER | Western District Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Search PACER Michigan U.S. Western District Federal civil, criminal, and appeals court records. Registration with PACER is required, but the search and document fees are minimal (see above).
|Trial Court Directory |
Search by map or county name for Circuit, District, and Probate courts in Michigan counties.
|Tribal Courts Directory |
This page provides access to the twelve Michigan Tribal Court websites.
|Allegan County Calendar |
Search the Allegan County schedule of Circuit Court hearings by date, judge, or view the full schedule.
|Alpena County | 26th Circuit Court |
Alpena County 26th Circuit Court case records.
|Antrim County Civil |
Search 13th Circuit Court civil case records for Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties.
|Antrim County Criminal |
Search 13th Circuit Court criminal case records for Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties.
|Barry County | Circuit Court |
Barry County calendar and case record searches from the Michigan 5th Circuit Court.
|Bay County Dockets & Case Records |
Search Bay County case file records and court dockets.
|Berrien County | Civil Cases |
Berrien County District Civil, Circuit Civil, and Family Court case records and calendars.
|Calhoun County District Court |
Calhoun County 10th Michigan District Court case records.
|Clinton County | 29th Circuit Court |
Clinton County 29th Circuit Court records and calendar.
|Clinton County | Circuit Court |
Clinton County 29th Circuit Court case record search.
|Clinton County | District Court |
Michigan District 65A for Clinton County Register of Actions search.
|Court Fees Pay Site|
Pay your Alpena County Clerks Office court fees online.
|Crawford County | Calendars |
Search Crawford County district, circuit, and probate court calendars by individual or business name, attorney, Judge, Court, or date.
|Crawford County | Case Records |
Crawford County Court case records. Includes 46th Circuit Court Crawford County Division, 87-A District Court, and Crawford County Probate Court.
|Eaton County | Circuit Court |
Eaton County 56th Circuit Court case records and calendar.
|Genesee County Probate Court Records |
Genesee County Probate Court records. Search by name or case number, or search the Judge schedule.
|Genesee County Records | 67th District |
Genesee County 67th District Court civil, criminal, and traffic court records. Search by name, case number, or traffic ticket number.
|Genesee County Records | 68th District |
Search Flint and Genessee County 68th District court records by name or case number.
|Genesee County | 7th Circuit Records |
Genesee County 7th Circuit Court court records.
|Grand Rapids | Kent County | 61st District |
Grand Rapids and Kent County 61st District Court records.
|Grand Traverse County Civil |
Search 13th Circuit Court civil case records for Grand Traverse, Antrim, and Leelanau Counties.
|Grand Traverse County Criminal |
Search 13th Circuit Court criminal case records for Grand Traverse, Antrim, and Leelanau Counties.
|Gratiot County | 65B District Court Dockets |
Gratiot County court dockets search for Michigan District Court 65B.
|Gratiot County | 29th Circuit Court |
Gratiot County 29th Circuit Court case and calendar search.
|Isabella County | Calendars |
Isabella County 21st Circuit Court, 76th District Court, and Probate Court trial calendars.
|Jackson County Calendar | 12th District |
12th District court calendar for Jackson County.
|Jackson County Records | 12th District |
Jackson County 12th Judicial District Court Circuit, District, and Probate court records.
|Kalkaska County | Calendars |
Kalkaska County district, circuit, and probate calendars by name, attorney, Judge, Court, or date.
|Kalkaska County | Case Records |
Search Kalkaska County district, circuit, and probate court records by name, attorney, Judge, Court, or date.
|Kent County Court Hearings | 17th Circuit |
17th Circuit Court Hearings Schedule. Search by name and/or date for domestic relations, civil, and criminal hearings.
|Kent County Court Records | 17th Circuit Pay Site|
Kent County 17th Circuit Court case records. Search by name, filing year, date of birth, and/or party type. Includes civil, criminal, and domestic records. Fee per search.
|Leelanau County Civil |
Search 13th Circuit Court criminal case records for Leelanau, Antrim, and Grand Traverse Counties.
|Leelanau County Criminal |
Search 13th Circuit Court criminal case records for Leelanau, Antrim, and Grand Traverse Counties.
|Livingston County Dockets |
Livingston County 44th Circuit Court, 53rd District Court and Livingston Probate Court Dockets. Includes Circuit, District, Juvenile, and Probate hearings.
|Livingston County Records Pay Site|
Search Livingston County 53rd District and 44th Circuit Court records. Livingston County charges a fee for each search.
|Macomb County Circuit Court Records |
Macomb County Courtview public access to Circuit Court records. Includes civil, criminal, divorce, paternity, appeals cases, and more. Requires Internet Explorer.
|Midland County | 42nd Circuit |
Midland County case document database for the 42nd Circuit Court.
|Midland County | Calendars |
District, Circuit, and Probate court calendars for Midland County.
|Oakland County Traffic Tickets Pay Site|
Oakland County 52nd District Court traffic tickets online.
|Oakland County | Circuit Court |
Oakland County 6th Circuit Court records.
|Otsego County | Calendars |
Otsego County district, circuit, and probate court calendars. Search by business or individual name, attorney, Judge, Court, or date.
|Otsego County | Case Records |
Search 46th Circuit Court Otsego County Division, 87-A District Court, and Otsego County Probate Court case records.
|Ottawa County Circuit & District Courts Pay Site|
Search Ottawa County Clerk records for the 20th Circuit Court and the 58th District Court. Searches by case number are free. Searches by court, name, date of birth (criminal & traffic cases), party type, or case type cost $12 per name.
|Saginaw County | 10th Circuit Court |
Saginaw County 10th Circuit Court filings. Search civil or criminal cases by name or case year and number.
|Saginaw County | 10th Circuit Dockets |
Query the Saginaw County 10th Circuit Court Docket for daily schedules.
|St. Clair County Court Dockets |
View the upcoming docket schedule for St. Clair County 31st Circuit Court, 72nd District Court, Mental Health Court, and Probate Court.
|St. Clair County Court Records |
Search St. Clair County 31st Circuit Court civil, criminal, family and appeals court cases by case ID or name.
|St. Clair County | 31st Circuit Records & Calendar |
St. Clair County 31st Circuit Court case records and calendar.
|Van Buren County | 36th Circuit Court |
Michigan 36th Circuit Court in Van Buren County case record search and court calendar.
|Washtenaw County Citations |
Search Washtenaw County 14th and 15th District Courts civil infractions and traffic citations and pay your fine online.
|Washtenaw County Court | 22nd Circuit |
Washtenaw County 22nd Circuit Court Trial Court. Includes the docket calendar and signed orders.
|Washtenaw County | 14A District Court Dockets |
District Court 14A of Washtenaw County court calendars and dockets.
|Wayne County | 3rd Circuit Records |
Criminal and civil court case records from the Wayne County / Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan.
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