Muskegon County Courts continue to limit in-person access to courthouse

Due to recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases in Muskegon County, and after consultation with the Muskegon County Public Health Department, the Muskegon County Courts have consulted with local public health officials and determined that the following COVID response directives limiting in-person access will continue through at least February 14th.

1. Court offices (District, Probate, Circuit, Family Court and Friend of the Court) will not be open to serve the general public on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

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

3. Everyone entering the Hall of Justice will be required to self-screen for COVID symptoms. Anyone accessing court services will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside the building.

4. Scheduled jury trials will continue to be adjourned at least through the week of February 14th. If you have received a juror summons, please follow the instructions for contacting the jury hotline for more information regarding your term of service.

5. Other Muskegon County offices are not governed by this action by the courts. All other departments remain open, until further notice.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a great many challenges. It has also proven the resiliency of our citizens, and their institutions of government. We have found, and continue to find, new and innovative ways to meet these challenges – to adapt and to respond in a manner that ensures the public’s health and safety while at the same time preserving access to the justice system. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.

For further information, contact:

14th Circuit Court Records: 231-724-6251 or

CCR.Requests@co.muskegon.mi.us (inquiries/document requests) and/or

CCR.Filings@co.muskegon.mi.us (Effective 11/17/21, 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

Collections: 231-724-6334

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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