Circuit Court

Overview

The Clerk of the Circuit Court files all cases and maintains official records of all cases that come before the Saginaw County 10th Circuit Court. The Clerk's office maintains a record of all proceedings, collecting and disbursing fines, receives and holds monies to be disbursed on order of the court for cases awaiting settlement.

The Clerk also maintains records of these cases in a computerized court database for cases filed 1985 to present. The files are the official record of the court and are utilized by the judiciary and made available for public inspection. The Clerk's office also processes felony criminal cases bound over from the 70th District Court.

Over the counter requests for copies of Circuit Court Civil files are available at $1.00 per page plus a $10.00 fee if the record requires Certification. Request form is required along with proper identification.

Court forms are available at the Michigan Supreme Court site

Civil Cases

Civil cases include all appeals from district court and removal from district court, civil damage suits which include personal injury, auto negligence, medical malpractice and other damage suits. Other civil matters which include business claims, contract and others. Process appeals from other agencies such as Probate Court, MESC and driver's license restoration cases.

Domestic Relations

Domestic relations which include divorces, paternity and general family matters.

Personal Protection Orders are also filed in the County Clerk's office. Forms for filing a PPO and assistance in the completion of them can be obtained from the Personal Protection Order Office staffed by personnel from The Underground Railroad.

Other Links of Interest

Federal Courts

United States Courts
United States Supreme Court

State Courts

Michigan Supreme Court

Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan

Reference Sites

Michigan Law Libraries