Welcome to the Probate Court

The Probate Court provides only statutorily mandated services.  The major activities include filing and safekeeping of wills, probating of estates of deceased persons, trust administration, appointment and supervision of guardians and conservators for minors, adults, and developmentally disabled persons and processing mental health matters



Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(We are closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch)

Closed Tuesday December 20, 2016 for Pending Case Inventory
Closed Friday December 23 and Monday December 26, 2016 for Christmas
Closed Friday December 30,  2016 and Monday January 2, 2017 for New Years 


Location:

Veterans Memorial Courthouse 
313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI  48933


Contact Us:

Phone:  (517) 483-6300 press 8
Fax:  (517) 483-6150

For online records search:
click here 


Record Search:

There is a $2.00 fee for record searches by mail
Please provide a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the search
 
George Strander
Court Administrator & Probate Register
E-mail the court administrator
 


News

Pursuant to state law, as of March 1, 2016, a $25.00 Electronic Filing System Fee
will be charged at the initiation of the following case types:

• Estates and Trusts (DA, DE, DH, TT, and TV)

• Guardianships and Conservatorships (CA, CY, GA, GL, GM, LG and PO)

• Civil (CZ)

• Only the Following Miscellaneous (ML) Cases:

     • Advanced Directive Proceeding
• Review of Drain Commission
                          • Petition for Order to Donate Kidney by Minor
                                                     • Petition to Establish Death of Victim of Accident or Disaster
                               • Petition Under Uniform Transfers to Minors Act 

• Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth (BR)