COUNTY OF HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN

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~ COUNTY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ~

The Courts in Hillsdale County have now moved to Phase IV. Read All Courts COVID-19 document

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

All individuals who attend court hearings (including treatment courts), screenings, interviews, etc. in person must wear a mask at all times. This will include prospective jurors. This will also include staff at a minimum of when staff is dealing with the public. Hillsdale County is currently considered at “substantial” risk for the Delta variant by the CDC and both the State Court Administrative Office and our health department have indicated that because of this, masks must be required indoors until further notice. This applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

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.

Click to read County of Hillsdale COVID-19 Court Services Information by Chief Judge Sara Lysznyai (6/21/2021)

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Probate & Family Court

Courthouse, 1st Floor
29 N. Howell St.

Hillsdale, MI 49242

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Closed for Lunch
Noon - 1:00 p.m.)

(517)437-4643
Fax: (517) 437-4148

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Upcoming Meetings

09 Aug 2021;
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Veteran's Affairs Meeting 2021
10 Aug 2021;
09:00AM -
Board of Commissioners 2021
11 Aug 2021;
09:00AM -
Park Commission 2021

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