Current Court Operations

The Courthouse is closed to the public except by appointment.  
To schedule an appointment, please click here.  

Friend of the Court support staff may be reached at (734) 222-3255
Child Support Payment Options (click here)

Court Services support staff may be reached at (734) 222-3001

Filings should be submitted to the court in the follow manner:

  • Civil, Domestic and Name Changes - Mandatory e-filing for attorneys. Self-represented litigants may e-file, mail or email filings to [email protected]

  • PPOs - Emailed to [email protected]  

  • Criminal, Juvenile, Probate, Mental Health and Appeals - Emailed to [email protected] (or by mail)

  • FOC filings - Emailed to [email protected] (or by mail)

  • Drop Box - Located at the front door for filing any documents not required to be e-filed by attorneys

Motion Hearings

Judge-Specific Instructions

Criminal Cases

  • Criminal Dockets for all in-custody and a selection of out-of-custody criminal cases are live streamed M-F @ 1:30 pm via YouTube. Please click "Live Stream"
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Case Evaluation

  • Case evaluations will be held via Zoom. Attorneys will receive Zoom meeting ID prior to evaluation date.
  • Summaries and fees are to be mailed to the Trial Court.

Personal Protection Orders

New Attorney Swear-In

  • The Washtenaw County Trial Court has scheduled attorney swear-in Zoom ceremonies:
    • Thursday, January 13th at 1:30 PM - Conducted by Judge Patrick J. Conlin
    • Thursday, January 27th at 1:30 PM - Conducted by Judge Patrick J. Conlin
  • Registration Required, Zoom information to be provided to registered participants only.  Please register by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject "Zoom Swear-In". 

Additional Information

  • There is a drop box for filing documents from 8:00am - 4:30pm at the courthouse. Attorneys should not place filings for cases with mandatory e-filing in the drop box. They must be e-filed.
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Washtenaw County Trial Court is required to limit access to the courtrooms and is conducting some hearings remotely.  Any member of the public may request and obtain a copy of public hearing videos by emailing [email protected].  Please put in the subject line - "Video Recording Request" and include the case number and date of the hearing.