Probate Court

Full implementation of MCR 1.109 becomes effective          April 1, 2022.  



Michigan Court Rule 1.109 for the management and dissemination of Personal Identifying Information.  Please refer to the documents above to assist you in answering your questions.  All filings that do not meet the full requirements of MCR 1.109 will be returned to the filer.  

How to file with the Probate Court

The newest versions of all SCAO forms must be used for all Probate filings.  Per MCL 600.855 and MCR 5.113(A) all filings MUST be submitted on an approved SCAO form if one exists.  As of January 1, 2022 the Court will no longer accept outdated versions.  Links to required forms can be accessed by clicking on the items listed on the sidebar. 

The Court encourages filing by e-mail whenever possible.  Filing by e-mail will help ensure timely filings and quicker turn-around if there are issues with missing information or outdated documents.  Filings can be sent to:

If you cannot file by e-mail you may: 

  • Send your filing(s) and other documents to the Court via U.S. mail at:  
  • 1045 Independence Blvd Charlotte, MI 48813. If you want copies returned, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.  It is not necessary to send extra copies of proposed Orders and Letters for certification.  Certified copies can only be made from the original document signed by the Judge or Probate Register.  
  • You may file your documents in person, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  When filing in person Court staff will not be processing filings while you wait.   A self-addressed stamped envelope will be required if you want copies of your document returned to you after filing.

Contact the Probate Court  

    Phone: 517-543-4178  

 Files beginning with the letters A-L dial ext.1276 

  Files beginning with the letters R-Z and Mental Health dial ext.1277 

 for letters M-Q ext.1278 

            Link to Probate Court webpage: 

Legal Advice 

Probate Court staff cannot provide legal advice or guidance.  This website has many useful resources if you wish to represent yourself however, in some cases seeking the advice of an attorney may be advisable.  You may also visit Michigan Legal Help at:  for assistance in completing your filing

Case Search

Probate case searches are not available online.
Please contact the Probate Court in writing by mail or e-mail to do a case inquiry search.  There is a $2.00 fee for case searches 

Send your case search requests to:

ADA Compliance

This court is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to use the court because of disabilities, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Amy Etzel, at 517-543-7500 ext. 4314 to make arrangements and fill out the ADA Request for Accommodations Form (PDF).