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Due to the increase in positive cases and deaths in Hillsdale County, the decision has been made to lock all doors of the County buildings starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020 through January 15, 2021. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, please call the county department or court to setup an appointment BEFORE arriving at the courthouse.

Honorable Michelle A. Bianchi, Probate Court Judge

 Due to an exposure of the staff to Covid-19, the Probate Court Office is closed until Dec 21, 2020. If there is an emergency, contact 911.

For all other urgent matters, please contact the Juvenile Court Office (517)437-4446 or the County Clerk's Office (517) 437-3391 during the day.

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 Jan 2021;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
21 Jan 2021;
10:00AM -
Road Commission 2021
21 Jan 2021;
01:00PM -
Dept Human Srvcs 2021

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