Probate Court

Ingham County Probate Court

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  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.

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

Conservatorship Class Information 

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. 
  • Must use new SCAO forms as of January 1, 2022.

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

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 Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.  
Probate office is open during lunch.

Upcoming Office Closings:.

Veterans Day, November 11th, 2021.
-Inventory Day (Friday) November 19th, 2021
- Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday and Friday) November 25th and 26th, 2021.
- Inventory Day (Friday) December 17th, 2021.
- Christmas Holiday (Thursday and Friday) December 23rd and 24th, 2021.
- New Years Holiday (Thursday and Friday) December 30th and 31st, 2021.

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  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.