Circuit Court RecordsBonnie Scheele,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
328 Washington Street, Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 922-4710
Circuit Court Records
located in the historic courthouse
The Historic Courthouse is located on the corner of Boardman Avenue and Washington Street.
In general, civil cases involving claims for damages in excess of $25,000 are filed in Circuit Court Records as well as review of administrative agency decisions, appeals from the District Court, civil matters regarding titles to property, criminal felony cases and divorces without minor children. This office also holds the records for domestic cases that commenced prior to 2001.
In 2001, the Grand Traverse County Family Court Records division of the 13th Circuit Court was established in compliance with MCL 600.1011. Since that date, the County Clerk has maintained court records in two locations based upon the type of complaint filed.
E-Filing Now Mandatory
The electronic filing (e-filing) of pleadings and other documents in the 13th Circuit Court is mandatory for all civil, criminal felony and Domestic Relations case codes. Mandatory e-filing is authorized by Local Administrative Order 2010-4 and Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2010-04 to Expand E-Filing. For additional information that will assist you in the use of TrueFile, this Court's e-file software, please review the 13th Circuit Court's page regarding E-Filing.
Online Case Index Databases
|CAO||Court Administration Office||MOT||Motion|
|DIS||Dismissal||POS||Proof of Service|
|FOC||Friend of the Court||SUPPL||Supplemental|
Fees (Not used for TrueFiling)
Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Cost of standard copies is $0.50 per page. Cost of certified copies are: $10.00 and $1.00 per page.
Office hours for both Records offices are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please be aware that research of court files during the hours of noon and 2:00 p.m. may be restricted because older case files are located away from the main office due to space constraints. Passport processing hours in the Circuit Court records office are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.