Circuit Court


Saginaw County Courthouse
111 South Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: (989) 790-5470

Paula J. McGlown | Court Administrator
10th Judicial Circuit Court
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Saginaw, MI  48602
Phone: (989) 790-5470  Fax:  (989) 793-8180

In response to the COVID-19 developments, the Circuit Court filing protocol is as follows: 

  • Filings that require fees will now be accepted by U.S. mail or at the drop box set up in front of the courthouse doors. 
  • Filings that do not require fees will be accepted via fax at (989) 790-5248 or via email at

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saginaw County Courts are operating remotely. The public is welcome to attend court proceedings virtually and those interested may do so be following the instructions on our Remote Access Resources page.

Saginaw County has five Circuit Court Judges who are elected by the citizens of the County for six-year terms. The Circuit Court, locatedin the Courthouse, provides an impartial forum for the resolution of disputes. These disputes may be felony cases, civil cases with a value in excess of $25,000, divorce and family related matters and appeals from Probate and District Courts and administrative agencies.

Notice of Reassignment of Domestic Relations Cases

Pursuant to Local Administrative Order (LAO) 2015-01J, approved by the Michigan Supreme Court, all Domestic Relations cases involving minor children have been administratively reassigned to Judge James T. Borchard, Family Court Judge for the 10th Circuit Court.

Paternity and Other Support cases will be assigned to Judge Patrick J. McGraw until adjudication is determined then will be reassigned to Judge James T. Borchard to address any post-adjudication matters.

Probation - Circuit Court

1931 Bagley
Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone: (989) 758-2470

This department, located at 1931 Bagley Street, conducts pre-sentence investigations for the Circuit Courts as required by law. The department also supervises cases placed on probation by Circuit Judges. All staff members in this department are employees of the State of Michigan and the County must provide office space, equipment and supplies.

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