200 Division St, Suite G12
Petoskey, MI 49770-2486
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
EMMET COUNTY COURTS IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY MEASURES FOR COURT OPERATIONS
The four courts serving Charlevoix and Emmet Counties have undertaken emergency operation measures in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce the risk posed to the public, court staff, and others.
On March 18, 2020, the 90th District Court for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, the 7th Probate District Court for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, and the 33rd Circuit Court for Charlevoix County entered Local Administrative Orders closing the courts from March 19, 2020 through April 10, 2020. The 57th Circuit Court for Emmet County is closed through March 27, 2020. The court closures and reduction in services will be closely monitored and extended if public health concerns warrant further restrictions.
All courts will process emergency matters and conduct emergency hearings. To the extent possible, court filings and hearings will be accomplished using electronic communications.
For information regarding how to seek emergency relief, please visit the courts’ websites, all of which are accessible through the website for the county in which the court is located. You may also contact the courts via telephone or email, as the courts will continue to be staffed. Court forms are available on the State Court Administrative Office’s website here.
Any further questions may be directed to the administrators listed below.
• Amanda Miller, 90th District Court, (231) 348-1754
• Cheryl Fitzgerald, 57th Circuit Court, (231) 348-1741
• Lisa Muneio, 7th Probate Court, (231) 348-1766
• Sarah Purvis, Friend of the Court, (231) 348-1717
PROBATIONERS: In person reporting to probation has been suspended until after April 13th.
Please submit report forms online or by mail. If you have questions/concerns, please contact your probation officer.
DISCLAIMER: *Anyone with a NON-PUBLIC* case will not appear on this calendar. Contact your attorney or the court to verify your hearing date/time if your case is NON-PUBLIC.
DISTRICT COURT STAFF
KATRINA D. MARTIN – District Court Attorney Magistrate
DISTRICT COURT PHONE NUMBERS
• Traffic Division / Main Desk: (231) 348-1750
• To send a fax, use (231) 348-0616
• Civil Division: (231) 348-1751 or (231) 348-1753
• Criminal Division: (231) 348-1752 or (231) 348-1755
• Probation Department: (231) 348-0632
• To send a fax, use (231) 348-0698
About District Court
The District Court is often called the people’s court. More people have contact with the district court than any other court. The District Court handles most traffic violations, all civil cases with claims up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters, most traffic tickets, and all misdemeanor criminal cases (generally, cases where the accused, if found guilty, cannot be sentenced to more than one year in jail). In addition, small claims cases are heard by a division of the district court.
There are approximately 100 district courts in Michigan. District court judges are elected for six-year terms.
Additional Court information: http://www.michigan.gov
State Court Administrative Office Approved Court Forms: www.courts.michigan.gov/administration/scao/forms/pages/search-for-a-form.aspx