Court Closure effective March 17, 2020
The business offices of the Eaton County Trial Courts, including: the 56th Circuit, 56A District, Probate, Juvenile and Friend of the Court; will be closed to the public from March 23, 2020 until April 13, 2020. The court offices will be open for essential services by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Essential services will be handled as outlined by the Supreme Court Order 2020-2.
Entrance into the courthouse will be by appointment only.
Please reference the attached order for more information on procedure changes.
Please direct questions to the appropriate courts below:
56th Circuit Court
56A District Court
Criminal Division: 517-543-3359 firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Division: 517-543-4064 email@example.com
Traffic Division: 517-543-3359 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend of the Court
517-543-6003 ext. 1246
517-543-7500 ext. 1276
The Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency cases, child protection proceedings, and adoptions. The goal of the Juvenile Division is to provide timely and professional assistance to the youth and families in Eaton County.
The Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court oversees the filing and finalization of all adoptions through Eaton County.
The 56A District Court, Juvenile Court and Friend of the Court in Eaton County announce an Amnesty Program for individuals delinquent on payments.
The Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over child protective proceeding cases filed by private individuals and the Department of Health and Human Services.
This page will explain the court appointed attorney process and the fees associated with this representation.
In delinquency cases, youth under the age of 17 are brought to court on petitions filed by city attorneys and the county prosecutor. Learn more about how these cases are handled by the court system.
The Juvenile Court Probation Department is responsible for monitoring Juveniles following criminal disposition. Probation officers meet with and monitor benefit from services within the community, through treatment court programming, and during placements.
Fees and costs associated with cases are handled through the Juvenile Court Financial Department.