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Following the decision of the State of Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the Hillsdale County Courts were required to go back to Phase I reopening. Until further notice the County Courts will be required to remain closed even though the other county offices reopen to the public. Please call the County Clerk's office, Prosecutor's office or County Court to setup an appointment BEFORE arriving at the courthouse.

Honorable Michelle A. Bianchi, Probate Court Judge

Office Information

Chief Deputy Register
Brennon Balcom

Probate Register
Gwen Dunton

Online Docket & Video Court Hearings

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Click to view Probate Court Online Docket hosted by the State of Michigan SCAO/JIS.

 In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, on April 7, 2020 the Michigan Supreme Court implemented Administrative Order 2020-6 which expanded the authority of judicial officers to conduct proceedings remotely. AO 2020-6 is designed to help courts manage remote proceedings, including:

  • Allowing for confidential communication between a party and their lawyer;
  • Providing access to the public during the proceeding or immediately after via a video recording, unless the proceeding is closed or limited by court rule or statute; and,
  • Recording of the proceeding must be sufficient to produce a verbatim written transcript.

If you have questions about the posted video court proceedings for Probate Court, please call (517) 437-4643.

Probate Court YouTube Channel for court hearings conducted through Zoom.

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Probate & Family Court

Courthouse, 1st Floor
29 N. Howell St.

Hillsdale, MI 49242

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fax: (517) 437-4148

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Upcoming Meetings

18 Feb 2021;
01:00PM -
Dept Human Srvcs 2021
08 Mar 2021;
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Veteran's Affairs Meeting 2021
09 Mar 2021;
09:00AM -
Board of Commissioners 2021

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