Probate Court

Ingham County Probate Court



  Picture of Honoable Richard J Garcia, Chief Judge of Probate and Honorable Shauna Dunnings, Chief Probate Judge Pro Tempore
The Probate Court administers the filing and safe keeping of wills, probating of decedent estates, trusts, appointment and supervision of guardians and conservators over minors, adults, and developmentally disabled individuals, and processing mental health matters.


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Morgan E. Cole
Court Administrator & Probate Register
Email the Court Administrator/Probate Register




Important Changes

Pursuant to P-33 LAO 2020-01:

  • Copy cost for non-certified pages is $1.50 per page, certified documents remain $10 per certification plus a $1.50 per page. 
  • SCAO Forms per page fee is $1.00.
  • Permitting the use of portable electronics devices as set forth in MCR 8.115. 

Contact Us
Phone:  (517) 483-6300 
Fax:  (517) 483-6150


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

Post Office Mail:
Ingham County Probate Court
313 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48933


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm.  
Probate office is open during lunch.

Upcoming Office Closings:.


-June 5th, 2020 (Friday)- Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-June 12th, 2020 (Friday)- Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-June 19th, 2020 (Friday)-Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-June 26th, 2020 (Friday)-Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-July 2nd, 2020 (Thursday)-Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-Independence Day: July 3, 2020  (Friday)
-July 10th, 2020 (Friday)-Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-July 17th, 2020 (Friday)-Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-July 24,2020 (Friday) - Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J
-July 31th, 2020 (Friday) -Court Closed Pursuant to P33-2020-03J

- Labor Day: September 7, 2020 (Monday)


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.

People may also request records via e-mail now as well at probatecourtrecords@ingham.org.  Once you have sent in your request, you will receive further instructions about payments and methods of payment.

Online Record Search

The Probate Court provides only statutorily mandated services.