Press Release:
(eff. 10/19/2020 until further notice)
 
Enhanced Restrictions for Marquette County Court Operations


What Legal Services Are You Looking For?

Here is an overview of the services each Court provides.  Make your choice from the menu on the left. For more law-related information, click on the Public Safety, Law & Courts tab at the top of the page.  


You can now search Court cases from our website using the following links:

Circuit Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/C25 
District Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/D96 
Probate Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/P52

Courts YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyXTn3BQCw

You can also access these links under the Online Services section from our Homepage.

COVID-19 and Marquette County Courts

All Marquette County courts are operating with modified dockets because of COVID-19. Remote options are being utilized for many proceedings. If you are scheduled for a hearing please contact the court to confirm that your physical appearance is required. 

Circuit Court Phone Number: 906-225-8330
Circuit Court Email: CountyClerk@mqtco.org
District Court Phone Number: 906-225-8235
District Court Email: DistrictCourtClerk@mqtco.org
Juvenile/Probate Court: 906-225-8300
Juvenile/Probate Email: ProbateCourt@mqtco.org

Docket schedules are available using the following links:

Judge Hill's Online Docket
Judge Kangas' Online Docket
Judge Mazzuchi's Online Docket
Judge Weber's Online Docket
Referee Dettmann's Online Docket
 
Court proceedings remain open to the public via virtual means.
In light of the COVID crisis, the court is asking members of the public wishing to view a hearing to complete this form one business day prior to the scheduled event. Be aware that courts are currently utilizing video/streaming options in lieu of allowing physical attendance. 

If you have questions about this please contact the court assigned to the case you are interested in.

Circuit Court: 906-225-8330
District Court: 906-225-8235
Juvenile/Probate Court: 906-225-8300

COVID-19 and Eviction

Rental-housing law is complex. This is especially true in the context of COVID-19.  

More information regarding how COVID-19 has affected eviction, foreclosure, and other housing issues please go to www.michiganlegalhelp.org/coronavirus

The court can only provide forms and answer general questions about court process. Court employees cannot give legal advice or conduct legal research. Court clerks cannot interpret the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or advise you on how those orders affect your specific housing situation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are using the proper methods and forms for your specific circumstances.  Please consult an attorney if you are unsure of how to proceed with an eviction.


 

Circuit Court

Criminal/Civil Division - North Circuit Courtroom

Jennifer A. Mazzuchi, Chief Circuit Court Judge

  • Civil cases where damages exceed $25,000 and/or where injunctive relief is requested.  For instance, personal injury, malpractice, auto negligence, prisoner litigation, and contract cases.

  • Felon criminal cases and forfeiture actions
  • Appeals from lower courts and administrative agencies, including drivers license appeals.
  • Property/boundary line/easement cases

Family Division - South Circuit Courtroom

  • Divorces with minor children
  • Establishment of paternity and support cases
  • Enforcement of child support orders
  • Resolution of parenting time conflicts
  • Enforcement/modification of terms of judgment of divorce

District Court

Roger W. Kangas, District Court Judge

Karl A. Weber, District Court Judge

In District Court you can:

  • Pay Traffic Tickets
  • Pay Probation Fines
  • File/Respond Small Claims
  • File/Respond Civil Suit
  • File/Respond Landlord Tenant Suit
  • Jury Duty
  • DC Criminal Process/Arraignment

Note:  If you need to contact the United States District (Federal) Court, please visit their website at: http://www.miwd.uscourts.gov/content/marquette  for contact information.

Juvenile/Family Court

Cheryl L. Hill, Probate Court Judge

  • Receive/Adjudicate/Dispose of Delinquency Cases (juveniles < 17 years old)
  • Adjudicate/Dispose of Cases Involving Abuse or Neglect of Children by Parents/Caregivers
  • Adoptions
  • Emancipation of Minors (giving minors same legal rights as adults)
  • Change of Name (adults and minors)
  • Parental Consent Waivers (authorizes minor to consent to abortion without parents(s) consent)

Friend of the Court

  • Maintains family support records
  • Takes enforcement action as necessary if there is non-compliance
  • Reviews child support orders
  • Enforces parenting tim and custody orders
  • When ordered by the court, makes recommendations as to child support, parenting time and custody.
  • Files interstate support actions
  • Completes conciliation conferences in new divorce actions

Probate Court

Cheryl L. Hill, Probate Court Judge

  • Stores Wills for Safekeeping
  • Conducts Court Proceedings Involving:
       Will/Heirship
       Trusts
       Guardianships
       Conservatorships
       Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons
       Determine Legal Status of Disappeared Persons
       Authorize Marriages of Underage Minors

Law Library

The resources of the library include Westlaw Online, legal resources in print and Michigan Legislative booklets.
Westlaw in an online legal research tool and is continuously being updated. It provides quick, easy access to a vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources.
A computer terminal is provided for online research.