Circuit Court RecordsBonnie Scheele,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
328 Washington Street, Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 922-4710
Civil/Criminal Office Hours
Office Hours and Location
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
13th Circuit Court Records - Grand Traverse County Courthouse, 328 Washington Street, 1st floor.
This office maintains the court records for all civil court documents including: divorce without minor children, appeals from a lower court, civil damage suits, and other civil matters including business claims, employment discrimination and corporate receivership. Cases that originated prior to 2001 involving divorce with minor children, paternity and family support are also filed in this office. In 2001 the Family Court was established and those cases then began to be filed through a different office (see listing for Family Court Records).
This office also maintains criminal court files for felony cases. Felony cases are any offenses that are punishable by a year or more in jail. Any fines or restitution imposed on the defendant are paid through this office.
13th Circuit Family Court Records – Hall of Justice, 280 Washington St, Ste 206, 2nd floor.
This office was established in 2001 to maintain all domestic relations court cases including: divorce with minor children, paternity, family support and name changes and personal protection orders. All of the above listed family court cases are available in this website.
In addition, the Family Court Records office also maintains court files for juveniles offenses, adoptions, neglect and abuse of children, and personal protection orders against minors. Although these files are available for public access during regular business hours (with the exception of adoption files), they are not available on the website.