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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, 8:30 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 Friday, December 20, 2019 for Inventory


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

Contact Us:

Phone:  (517) 483-6300
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
Morgan E. Cole
Court Administrator & Probate Register
E-mail the court administrator


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)