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Circuit & Family Court Records

Bonnie Scheele,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
280 Washington Street, Suite 206
Traverse City, MI 49684
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, M-F

Passport Processing Hours:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-Th

Phone: (231) 922-4710
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Criminal Records

Criminal Records Online Database

Please refer to office hours & locations to determine where court file is maintained.

Records Available on the Database: 1977 through 1985 contain only index information. 1986 to present include case information and register of actions. Open to the public. The database is updated nightly.

Records are open to the public, no ID required. Records available: October 9, 1935 to present.

The Clerk's office also processes felony criminal cases bound over from the 86th District Court.


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 cases.  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 with the use of TrueFile, this Court's e-file software, please see the 13th Circuit Court's E-Filing page.

Fees may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Cost of standard copies are: $0.50 per page.  Cost of certified copies are: $10.00 plus $1.00 per page

This site is not for payment of District Court, Antrim County or Leelanau County fees.

Common abbreviations: 

 AFF  Affidavit  JDG  Judgment
 CAO  Circuit Court Admin  MOT  Motion
 CERT  Certificate  OBJ  Objection
 DEF  Defendant  ORD  Order
 DEP  Deposition  PL  Plaintiff
 DIS  Dismissal  POS  Proof of Service
 DISPO  Disposition  STIP  Stipulation
 EVAL  Evaluation  STMT  Statement
 EXB  Exhibit  SUMRY  Summary
 FOC  Friend of the Court  SUPPL  Supplemental
 HRG  Hearing  W/DRAW  Withdrawal
 INTERROGS  Interrogatories