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Macomb County Court Records

Macomb County court records are documents pertaining to the activities of the County's courts. They are created or filed per state court rules (MCR 1.109 and MCR 8.119) and are typically managed by court staff. Macomb County Court records generally comprise pleadings, judgments, orders, discovery materials, recordings, warrants, notices, exhibits, motions, witness testimonies, and attorney arguments. The County Court Clerk/Register of Deeds is the custodian of these records.

In Macomb County, Michigan, court records may be used by case parties or judicial staff as reference materials for future adjudications. They also serve as educational aids to enlighten the public on the judicial system and administration.

Are Court Records Public in Macomb County?

Yes, court records can be accessed on request by any eligible and interested member of the public in Macomb County per Section 8.119(D) of the Michigan Court Rule. MCR 8.119(H) allows public access to court records preserved by the Macomb County Clerk except for the following:

  • Court Administrative and Fiscal records
  • Court records sealed or expunged by law or court order
  • Non-record documents and materials
  • Personal identifying case information.
  • Other court records and case information exempt from public access by state laws.

Macomb County Court Records Search

Interested members of the public may conduct a Macomb County Court Records search at any of the following places:

  • The County Clerk/ Register of Deeds' office
  • The MiCourt and CourtView online case search portals
  • The courthouse where a case was filed or decided
  • Independent third-party aggregate sites.

Macomb County Court Records Search by Name

A name-based court records search is the most convenient option for finding Macomb County court records. The County Clerk's Office offers in-person, online, or mail options for conducting a court record search by name. The cost of conducting a name search at the Clerk's office is $2 per name, while certified copies cost a $10 certification fee and an additional $2 per number of pages.

For in-person or mail name searches, inquirers may fill out the Order Form indicating the name to be researched and then either submit the completed form at the County Court in person or through mail or fax to:

Macomb County Circuit Court Building
40 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5351

To conduct a court record search by name remotely, inquirers may order a Name Search court document by filing the Online Records Request Form. The 16th Judicial Circuit Court and Macomb County Probate Court Public Access case management system, CourtView, is another remote option available to researchers. To begin a search by name on CourtView, a first, last, and middle name/company name must be provided. Entering other search details like the case number, case type, case status, or date range may expedite the search process.

For court record searches involving the Macomb County district courts, the State case search portal MiCourt can be used. The search process on MiCourt involves selecting the appropriate County and Court and inputting a party name or business name.

Macomb County Courts

The Macomb County judicial system consists of the Michigan Second District Court of Appeals, a Municipal Court, and three trial courts - Circuit, District, and Probate Courts. The courts with jurisdiction in Macomb County and their contact addresses are listed below:

Macomb County Circuit Court (16th Judicial Circuit)
40 North Main Street
Mt Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-7171

 

Macomb County Probate Court
5th Floor of Circuit Court Building
40 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5290 — Wills & Estates
Phone: (586) 469-5320 — Mental Division.

 

37th District Court
8300 Common Road
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: (586) 574-4900
Fax: (586) 574-4932

 

38th District Court – Eastpointe
16101 Nine Mile
Eastpointe, MI 48021
Phone: (586) 445-5020

 

40th District Court – St. Clair Shores
27701 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Phone: (586) 445-5280

 

41A District Court - Sterling Heights
40111 Dodge Park Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: (586) 446-2500 (General)
Phone: (586) 446-2535 (Civil)
Phone: (586) 446-2550 (Criminal)
Phone: (586) 446-2565 (Probation)
Phone: (586) 446-2575 (Traffic).

 

41B District Court
22380 Starks Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-9300

 

42nd District Court Division I Romeo
14713 33 Mile Road
Romeo, MI 48065
Phone: (586) 752-9679

 

42-2 District Court - New Baltimore
35071 23 Mile Road
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 725-9500

 

Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court - Shores Division
795 Lakeshore
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
Phone: (313) 881-5503
Fax: (313) 640-1661

Macomb County Circuit Court Case Search

The Macomb County 16th Judicial Circuit Court handles civil, criminal, and appeal cases from the district and municipal courts. It has jurisdiction to resolve civil cases involving $25,000 or more, domestic and family law cases, severe misdemeanors, and felonies. The County Clerk/ Register of Deeds is the official custodian of Circuit Court records generated in Macomb County.

To perform a Macomb County Circuit Court case search, one may visit the County Clerk's Office during regular hours to review case records in person or order court documents online or via mail/fax. Mail requests are to be enclosed in a self-addressed envelope and should contain a money order or check made payable to the Clerk's office to cover the cost of reproducing the desired record. The public access kiosks provided by the Circuit court can also be used to retrieve case information for free.

Another option available to researchers is the Circuit Court's remote case management system, CourtView. Interested persons may be able to view public case information/summaries, dockets, receipts, events, and case dispositions generated from civil, traffic, probate, small claims, and criminal proceedings by utilizing the CourtView web search tool. On the CourtView Search page, one may look up case records by entering a party/company name, case number, case type, party type, birth/death date range, filing date range, or case status in the provided fields.

Macomb County District Court Records

Macomb County has ten district courthouses responsible for resolving civil cases with claims of $25,000 or less, infractions, garnishments, land agreement privations, misdemeanors with sentences less than a year, and preliminary investigations in felony cases. Persons willing to inspect Macomb County district court records can query the Clerk of the originating court in person or send mail requests if available. Most district courts also have search tools on their websites via which members of the public can access court records.

The Michigan Judicial Case Management Portal (MiCourt) can also be used to search for Macomb County District Court records. On MiCourt, inquirers may search for cases by name or case number. The requester must first specify the court of interest and then input search parameters like the date of filing, case type, case status, party name, and case number.

Macomb County Criminal Records

Per Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 1976 PA 442, any interested member of the public except incarcerated persons may inspect and obtain copies of publicly available criminal records. However, Macomb County arrest records that did not result in a conviction, expunged records, juvenile records, and any other criminal record sealed by law will not be provided by the custodian to the public without a court order.

For statewide searches, inquirers may conduct a name-based criminal history record search with the Michigan State Police. Macomb County criminal records can also be accessed at the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm on Weekdays. Record requests must be handwritten and submitted in person to the Sheriff's office. The cost of retrieving the records depends on labor costs, the number of copies produced, and the means of delivery.

Photo identification is usually required to obtain Local Police clearance letters and Proof of Incarceration from the Sheriff's office. Police clearance letters where the inquirer has a record cost $6, while those without a record do not need to pay any fee. Proof of Incarceration, on the other hand, costs $4. The Records office can be contacted using the following information:

Macomb County Sheriff's Office
Records Division
County Administration Building
1 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5100

Macomb County Criminal Court Case Lookup

The following are on-site and online options for conducting a Macomb County criminal court case lookup:

  • An in-person visit to the Circuit Court or District Court Clerk's office
  • Mail/fax requests sent to the court clerk's office
  • Utilizing the public terminals or looks provided by the courthouse presiding over the matter
  • The CourtView or MiCourt, public access portals, can be used to retrieve circuit and district court criminal case information, respectively.

Get Macomb County Civil Court Records

Macomb County courts have varying jurisdictions over civil cases, which include small claims, land agreement cases, civil infractions, and tenancy issues. To get civil court records in Macomb County, one may:

  • Query the Circuit or District Court clerk's office in person during business hours.
  • Use the public access terminals at the courthouses.
  • Order the documents online using the authorized records request form.
  • Send mail or fax requests containing the completed order form and proof of payment in a self-addressed packet.
  • Search online using CourtView (for circuit and probate court records) and MiCourt( for district court records).

Generally, the researcher will be required to possess a case number, party names, and other vital case information to facilitate the search. The fee for retrieving civil case records varies depending on the different record custodians and the type of document requested.

Macomb County Family Court Records

The 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Macomb County presides over domestic and family law cases such as divorce, separation, adoption/custody, assault by family members, and juvenile cases. Family court records are maintained by the Circuit Court Clerk and can be inspected by members of the public except otherwise determined by law or judicial order. Juvenile records and court records related to adoption or domestic abuse are examples of family court records that may not be publicly accessible.

Interested persons may search for family court records in person at the County Clerk's office or send mail/fax requests. The Clerk's office also provides online search tools for inspecting family court records.

Macomb Dissolution of Marriage Records

Dissolution of Marriage records also known as Divorce records can be categorized as family court records in Macomb County. Consequently, they can be obtained by making in-person queries to the County Clerk's office or by searching the CourtView databae.

Macomb County Marriage and Divorce Records

The Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining Marriage and Divorce Records in the County. Marriage Records include all documents, such as marriage licenses and certificates, filed while conducting matrimony. Divorce records, on the other hand, are created from court proceedings resulting in the dissolution or annulment of a legal union.

To obtain Macomb County Marriage records:

  • Request a copy in person by booking an appointment to visit the Vital Records Department of the Clerk's Office.

Vital Records Department
120 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5205

  • Send a mail request by submitting a signed and dated handwritten letter containing the party names and marriage date, a completed Vital Records Request Form, and the appropriate fee to:

Macomb County Clerk
Attn: Marriage Records
120 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

  • Order a certified copy of a Macomb County Marriage Certificate online

The cost of obtaining a certified marriage license/certificate is $15 for the first copy and $5 for additional copies of the license. The authorized means of payment are check, cash, and VISA/ Mastercard.

Macomb County divorce records are considered part of the County's Court records. Hence, inquirers may retrieve them by querying the County Clerk's office in person or utilizing the CourtView online search page. Certified divorce certificates cost $12 per copy.

Macomb County Birth and Death Records

Birth, Death, and Marriage Records are also known as Macomb County Vital Records. Macomb County birth and death records are kept in the custody of the County Clerk/Register's Office.

Macomb County birth records are not public records as they are very important legal documents that can be used to establish inheritance and identity. The eligible persons authorized to request a birth certificate from the Clerk's office are:

  • The record subject
  • Parents/legal guardians of the individual named on the certificate
  • An heir with the court order in a case where the record subject is deceased. A legal guardian/ heir will need to provide additional verification, such as a death certificate if the subject is deceased or proof of relationship or authorization.

Certified copies of a Macomb County birth certificate can be obtained by placing an Online Order or visiting the Vital Records Department in person at an appointed time. Mail requests can also be sent using the approved request form or a written letter stating the necessary information to the address below:

Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds
ATTN: Birth Records
120 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043.

The requester should note that valid photo identification and identifying information of the record subject will be required. Meanwhile, Macomb County death records can be obtained by any interested individual without the need to present any form of identification. However, the requester must be able to provide the decedent's name, place, and date of death. Death Certificates can be ordered online, via mail, or in person at the Clerk's office.

The cost of obtaining certified copies of either a birth or death certificate is $15 for the initial copy and $5 for subsequent copies. Payments can be made via cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and Checks made payable to "Macomb County Clerk".

Macomb County Probate Court Records

The Macomb County Probate Court has exclusive jurisdiction to handle matters related to a decedent's estates, guardianship, conservatorship, Wills/ testaments, and protective/commitment proceedings. Probate Court records are created from adjudications performed by the Probate Court.

To obtain Probate court records in Macomb County, use the eAccess portal or contact the probate court directly.

Macomb County Probate Court
40 North Main Street
5th Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5290

Macomb County Property Records

Macomb County Property records include deeds, liens, mortgages, federal/local tax liens, lis pendens, real estate, and ownership information. These records are managed by the County Register of Deeds. Macomb County real estate and land records can be obtained online or during in-person visits.

The Register of Deeds office has two options for conducting property records searches online: the basic and advanced. The basic document search allows researchers to inspect land records for free and obtain copies for a fee of $6 per document. The advanced subscription search, on the other hand, requires the user to be registered and provides more search features, such as the search by address, legal description, or parcel ID options on a subscription basis.

Meanwhile, certified copies of property records can be obtained from the Register of Deed in person or via mail. For in-person requests, the individual can make use of the public computer terminals provided at the Register of Deeds office for free or schedule an appointment to visit the office at:

Macomb County Clerk's Office
Register of Deeds Department
120 North Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-7953
Fax: (586) 469-5130
Email: registerofdeeds@macombgov.org.

Mail requests can be sent using a completed Real estate search form or written letter specifying the type of documents requested, approximate recording date, grantor/grantee name, legal description, and other vital property information. There is a $5 search fee for searches carried out by staff and a copy fee of $1 per page. Additionally, information on how to retrieve property records can be sourced from the Macomb County Register of Deeds "search options" page.

Macomb County Court Records Online

Apart from the government-owned repositories, individuals can obtain Macomb County court records online using third-party aggregate sites like Michigancourtrecords.us. These private repositories contain a vast database of court records collected from multiple sources.

Third-party aggregators allow for seamless and extensive record searches and are very helpful in conducting a record search where the court of jurisdiction is unknown. However, it is important to note that the accuracy and currency of records obtained from aggregate sites cannot be guaranteed. Hence, inquirers are advised to verify such information before it is used.

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