Family Court RecordsBonnie Scheele,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hall of Justice
280 Washington Street, Suite 206
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 922-4679
Family Court Records
Located in the Hall of Justice
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. (See Circuit Court Records for case types housed there and contact information.)
Cases initiated in 2001 to current that are maintained by Family Court Records include: divorces involving minor children, paternity and family support actions, petitions for personal protection orders and legal name changes. Additionally, Family Court maintains all records for adoptions, emancipation of minors, parental consent waivers , juvenile offenses, and abuse and neglect matters that were previously handled through Probate 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 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 Database
Civil Records Online Database
|CAO||Circuit Court Admin||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.
Women's Resource Center
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry