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16th Judicial Circuit Court
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-7171

COVID-19 Response

 

For Civil/Criminal:

(1) Almost all court proceedings are being conducted remotely at this time, including civil, criminal, and domestic.  Instructions for participating a zoom meeting are available here: https://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/livecourtproceedings, and will also be provided when you receive notice of your hearing.

(2) Collections, case evaluation, treatment courts, and case management are also being handled remotely.  Please contact the appropriate division for more information.  Contact information is available here: https://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/CircuitCourt-Departments

(3) Very limited in-person proceedings and appointments for unusual matters which cannot be handled remotely may be scheduled in advance with a specific judge or department.  Please note that most matters can be handled remotely, and we will not allow onsite visits for things which can be handled remotely.  Please contact the judge or department directly if you believe your concerns fall under this category.  You will not be allowed to enter the building without an appointment, and by checking in through our check-in app.  Information about the app will be provided once an appointment is scheduled.

(4) For information on the Court's safety preparations and more for jurors, please click here.

 

For Juvenile:

(1) Juvenile referees are conducting nearly all hearings remotely via Zoom at this time.  There are certain adoption proceedings that may be conducted in person.

(2) For information or questions please contact the main phone number at 586-469-5240 or e-mail us at juvenile.court@macombgov.org

 

For FOC:

(1) The referees will increase remote hearings with the public. 

(2) Increase remote investigations.

(3) Institute remote SMILE program.

 

For Probate Court:

(1) Increase the dockets, beyond emergencies, to be conducted remotely with the public.

(2) Very limited public allowed in the building for emergencies only.  Continue to utilize the virtual desk and both courtrooms to keep the public and staff safe.

 

Contact Information for Remote Hearings

Click here if you need to provide contact information to the court for remote hearing.  Fill out the form and submit to the Clerk's Office.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

(1) Click here https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/Pages/COVID-19.aspx for information on the statewide COVID-19 response by the Michigan Judiciary.

(2) All fax filing convenience fees are currently waived, and all documents may be either e-filed, fax filed, or filed via U.S. Mail.  The Clerk’s Office is accepting in-person filings by appointment only.  For more information, click here: https://clerk.macombgov.org/Clerk-Services-CourtFileroom

(3) Instead of making court-ordered payments in-person, please make payments online or by mail; click here https://circuitcourt.macombgov.org/circuitcourt-paymentoptions for more information.  If you have an issue which cannot be resolved this way, please contact the Judicial Aide Office at 586-469-5156 (for adult criminal matters) or the Reimbursement Office 586-469-5258 (for juvenile matters). 

(4) Newly accrued late fees will be waived until further notice.

(5) Court-appointed attorneys may submit their bills early during the state of emergency.

(6) Temperature checks and health screenings will be conducted before anyone is allowed to enter the building for a court proceeding or appointment.  You must not attempt to enter the building if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have been advised to self-isolate, or other reasons consistent with the directives of the State of Michigan and the CDC.  If you fall under any of these categories, or are refused entry for any other reason, you should contact the judge or department and make alternative arrangements.

(7) The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office can be reached at 586-469-5350.

(8) The Macomb County Public Defender’s Office can be reached at 586-466-8311.

(9) The Turning Point PPO Office is closed for in-person visits, but can be reached at 586-469-7494.

(10) The Macomb County Bar Association is operating remotely until further notice.