Probate Court

**Effective November 18, 2020**


Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, 

Eaton County Trial Courts are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.


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

When alternative methods of conducting business are unavailable or impractical, a scheduled appointment may be made with the appropriate court department.   Information on conducting court business can be found below for all court departments.    

Members of the public are required to wear face coverings to the extent they can medically tolerate it.  Masks will be provided by the court prior to entry.

Eaton County Return to Full Capacity Amended Phase 2 


Circuit Court Clerks 

            Email: to submit pleadings electronically.

            Phone:  517-543-4346

            Link to Circuit Court Clerks Office website:


District Court Civil

            Email: to submit pleadings electronically.

            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

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

            Link to District Court Criminal website:

Online payments can be made at:                

Enter PLC# 6701



District Court Traffic

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

Online payments can be made at:                

Enter PLC# 6701

Traffic Ticket Pricing Chart:  Traffic Ticket Pricing 

Link to District Court Traffic webpage:



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

            Link to Friend of the Court webpage:

Juvenile Court 

            Phone:             517-543-6003

            Link to Friend of the Court webpage:


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.