Courthouse increases in-person access, starting Monday

Starting March 1, members of the public will be permitted access to the courthouse.

• General Court Business:

• March 1-12 - 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; Closed Fridays

• Starting March 15 - 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; Open Fridays (subject to vary- check Department/Courts’ website and social media for updates)

• Scheduled Hearings - Court proceedings will be conducted virtually to the maximum extent possible. Anyone with a scheduled hearing or pending court matter will receive notice, via US mail or electronic notification, regarding future hearing dates.

• Zoom Hearings - Anyone receiving a hearing notice with instructions to appear via Zoom should follow the instructions to appear remotely.

• In-person Hearings - The court will begin to send out limited notices to appear in-person. Hearing notices will indicate the scheduled time, which may be earlier than the building is open to the public for other matters. In-person court proceedings will be allowed on a limited basis based on capacity restrictions.

• Jury Trials:

• Circuit/Family/Probate Court - Scheduled to resume in-person the week of March 22.

• District Court - Scheduled to resume in-person the week of April 19.

• If you receive a juror summons, follow the instructions.

The public is encouraged to utilize electronic filing, email and/or phone communication, and electronic payment options.

Protective measures include: new signage, hand sanitizing stations, protective shielding, and physical barriers. Temperature checks, brief health screening, and masks or face coverings required.

The Prosecutor’s office and Sheriff’s office hours will be daily from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For further information, contact:

14th Circuit Court Records:  231-724-6251 or CCR.Requests@co.muskegon.mi.us (inquiries/document requests) and CCR.Filings@co.muskegon.mi.us (filing of documents only and ex partes) 

Family /Circuit Court: 231-724-6234 or FamilyCourtServices@muskegoncounty.net (PPOs)

Circuit Court Collections: 231-724-3470

60th District Court: 60DistrictCourt@muskegoncounty.net

Civil: 231-724-6329

Criminal/Traffic: 231-724-6258

Probate Court: 231-724-6241 or Probatefile@muskegoncounty.net (Mental Health)

FOC Questions: 1-877-543-2660 or FamilyCourtServices@muskegoncounty.net

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