Current Court Operations

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

All service counters are open for in-person filing during normal business hours:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

E-Filing is MANDATORY for attorneys only on the following case types: Civil, Domestic, Name Changes.

Effective January 3, 2023 - documents that require a filing or copy fee will no longer be accepted via email. These filings may be submitted in person at the courthouse, via mail, or through MiFILE (if available for applicable case type).  Approved probate emergencies may still be submitted via email.

The court will continue to accept non-payment filings via email.  Emailed filings must be attached as separate PDF documents.  Filings must be complete and comply with Michigan Court Rule filing standards – any incomplete filings will be rejected.  Filings received after 4:30 pm will be considered filed the following business day.  Please do not send documents via e-mail and mail as this creates duplicate filings.

Probate/Juvenile filings – [email protected]

Criminal/Civil/Domestic filings – [email protected]

Personal Protection Orders - [email protected] 

Physical Address:
Washtenaw County Trial Court
101 E Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Mailing Address:
Washtenaw County Trial Court
PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Motion Hearings

  • Judge Conlin's hearings, Judge Slay's criminal hearings, and Judge Kuhnke's criminal hearings will be conducted in person.  Use the Notice of Motion Hearing form below to schedule a hearing.
  • Effective December 1, 2023, all hearings before Judge Van den Bergh will be in person unless otherwise noted.
  • To schedule a motion hearing, contact the court for a date and complete the appropriate form: 

Judge-Specific Instructions

  • Judge Conlin - Please click here for specific instructions for Judge Conlin’s dockets
  • Judge O'Brien - For Domestic Motions, unless there is a personal protection or other no contact order, the parties or their attorneys are required to speak prior to the Zoom hearing to see if a resolution can be reached before the case is called. Parties should check in 15 minutes prior to their Zoom hearing.

Case Evaluation

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