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.

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

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

Mental Health Clerks: 
Ruthann Jaquette (517) 483-6539
Erin Londo: (517) 483-6371

Veterans Memorial Courthouse 
313 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

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Ingham County Probate Court
313 W. Kalamazoo Street, 1st Floor
Lansing, MI  48933

Post Office Mail:
Ingham County Probate Court
313 W. Kalamazoo Street
PO Box 40771
Lansing, MI 48901-7971

Office Hours
Monday through 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)

Upcoming Office Closings:.

-President's day: February 17, 2020 (Monday)
-Good Friday: April 10, 2020 (Friday)

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.