Courts limit in-person access to courthouse

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, all Muskegon County Courts are reverting to Phase 2 and more restrictive conditions.

1. Court offices will not be open to serve the general public on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

2. Most court hearings will be conducted via Zoom. Instructions on how to appear and how to participate in a court hearing via Zoom will be provided to all parties along with their notice. If you have an attorney and you are uncertain about whether you should appear in person or how to appear remotely, contact your attorney immediately.

3. Individuals will be allowed into the Hall of Justice only under specific conditions. Unless you are noticed to appear in-person for a specific hearing or appointment with court staff, the general public will not be admitted into the courts’ facilities.

4. Everyone entering the Hall of Justice will be required to complete a health screening and must wear a mask at all times while inside the Hall of Justice.

5. Jury trials will continue, but on a limited basis. If you are called for jury service, please follow the instructions on the summons and call the Jury Clerk at the number listed on your summons with questions.

6. The Muskegon County Clerk and the Sheriff’s Office operate independently of the courts and may impose their own rules. Contact their offices to verify current procedures.

The Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office located in the Hall of Justice will remain open. The County Clerk’s Vital Records Office will remain open to the public for limited services.

For further information, contact:

14th Circuit Court Records: 231-724-8843

Family/Circuit Court: 231-724-6234

Circuit Court Collections: 231-724-3470

60th District Court:
    Civil: 231-724-6329
    Criminal/Traffic: 231-724-6258

Probate Court: 231-724-6241

FOC Questions: 1-877-543-2660


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