Probate Court

In response to COVID-19, 

Eaton County Trial Courts have enacted measures for court business to be conducted by 

appointments only. 


The full Administrative Order related to court operations can be found here


A drop box is available inside the doors of the courthouse during business hours.  

Specific department information can be found below.  


District Court Civil


            Phone:  517-543-4064 

            Link to District Court Civil Office website:


Payment for filings can be made at:             

Enter PLC# 8882


Filing fee chart:  Filing Fee Chart


District Court Criminal


Phone:  517-543-4029             Fax:  517-543-1469                            

            Link to District Court Criminal website:

Payments can be made at:                

Enter PLC# 6701


District Court Traffic


Phone:  517-543-3359             Fax:  517-543-1469                            

Link to District Court Traffic webpage:

Payments can be made at:                

Enter PLC# 6701

Traffic Ticket Pricing Chart:  Traffic Ticket Pricing 

Circuit Court Clerks  


            Phone:  517-543-4346             Fax:  517-543-4475

            Link to Circuit Court Clerks Office website:



Probate Court 


            Phone: 517-543-7500  ext.1276, 1277, 1278

            Link to Probate Court webpage: 

Payment for filings can be made at:              

Enter PLC# 8881


Friend of the Court 


            Phone: 517-543-6850              Fax:  517-543-9980

            Link to Friend of the Court webpage:

Juvenile Court 

            Phone: 517-543-6003              Fax: 517-543-3749

            Link to Juvenile Court webpage:

            Payments can be made at:                

            Enter PLC# 6358

Probate Court Presides Over

What is Probate

  • Wills, Deceased Estates & Trusts
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship 
  • Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill
  • Name Change
  • Emancipation
  • Secret Marriage
  • Delayed Registration of Birth

Probate Services

  • Guardianships for Minors
  • Conservatorships for Minor
  • Civil Law Suits
  • Mental Commitments
  • Wills
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1277

  • Deceased Estates
  • Petition and Order for Assignment of Property
  • Guardianships for Developmentally Disabled Individuals
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1276 


  • Guardianships for Legally Incapacitated Individuals
  • Conservatorship for Legally Incapacitated Individuals
  • Trusts
  • Name Changes
    Call 517-543-7500 x 1278

Probation Services

Probation services are not provided by Probate Court.  Select one of the following for probation information:
Circuit Court Probation/Parole 517-543-4364
District Court Probation 517-543-4065
Juvenile Probation                     517-543-1247

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).

Legal Advice / Fees

The Probate Court is not able to provide legal advice or guidance.  Forms and documents are available.  Additionally, this website has many useful resources if you wish to represent yourself.  

Case Search

Probate Case Searches are not available online.
Please call the Probate Court Office to do a case inquiry search.