Marquette County Court Directory and Judges
The Ishpeming District Court remains closed to the public through September 7, 2021. Any persons wishing to conduct business with the district court may visit the Marquette Court location at 234 W. Baraga, Marquette, Mi 49855. Please call ahead for an appointment (906-225-8235).
You can now search Court cases from our website using the following links:
Circuit Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/C25
District Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/D96
Probate Court: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/P52
Courts YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArPZ0zm0CvD64ZwsAQye0A/live
You can also access these links under the Online Services section from our Homepage.
COVID-19 and Marquette County Courts
All Marquette County courts are operating with modified dockets because of COVID-19. Remote options are being utilized for many proceedings. If you are scheduled for a hearing please contact the court to confirm that your physical appearance is required.
Circuit Court Phone Number: 906-225-8330
Circuit Court Email: CountyClerk@mqtco.org
District Court Phone Number: 906-225-8235
District Court Email: DistrictCourtClerk@mqtco.org
Juvenile/Probate Court: 906-225-8300
Juvenile/Probate Email: ProbateCourt@mqtco.org
Docket schedules are available using the following links:
Judge Hill's Online Docket
Judge Kangas' Online Docket
Judge Mazzuchi's Online Docket
Judge Weber's Online Docket
COVID-19 and Eviction
Rental-housing law is complex. This is especially true in the context of COVID-19.
More information regarding how COVID-19 has affected eviction, foreclosure, and other housing issues please go to www.michiganlegalhelp.org/coronavirus
The court can only provide forms and answer general questions about court process. Court employees cannot give legal advice or conduct legal research. Court clerks cannot interpret the emergency orders related to COVID-19 or advise you on how those orders affect your specific housing situation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are using the proper methods and forms for your specific circumstances. Please consult an attorney if you are unsure of how to proceed with an eviction.
What Legal Services Are You Looking For?
Here is an overview of the services each Court provides. Make your choice from the menu on the left. For more law-related information, click on the Public Safety, Law & Courts tab at the top of the page.
Criminal/Civil Division - North Circuit Courtroom
Jennifer A. Mazzuchi, Chief Circuit Court Judge
Civil cases where damages exceed $25,000 and/or where injunctive relief is requested. For instance, personal injury, malpractice, auto negligence, prisoner litigation, and contract cases.
- Felon criminal cases and forfeiture actions
- Appeals from lower courts and administrative agencies, including drivers license appeals.
Property/boundary line/easement cases
Family Division - South Circuit Courtroom
- Divorces with minor children
- Establishment of paternity and support cases
- Enforcement of child support orders
- Resolution of parenting time conflicts
- Enforcement/modification of terms of judgment of divorce
Roger W. Kangas, District Court Judge
Karl A. Weber, District Court Judge
In District Court you can:
- Pay Traffic Tickets
- Pay Probation Fines
- File/Respond Small Claims
- File/Respond Civil Suit
- File/Respond Landlord Tenant Suit
- Jury Duty
- DC Criminal Process/Arraignment
Note: If you need to contact the United States District (Federal) Court, please visit their website at: http://www.miwd.uscourts.gov/content/marquette for contact information.
Cheryl L. Hill, Probate Court Judge
- Receive/Adjudicate/Dispose of Delinquency Cases (juveniles < 17 years old)
- Adjudicate/Dispose of Cases Involving Abuse or Neglect of Children by Parents/Caregivers
- Emancipation of Minors (giving minors same legal rights as adults)
- Change of Name (adults and minors)
- Parental Consent Waivers (authorizes minor to consent to abortion without parents(s) consent)
- Maintains family support records
- Takes enforcement action as necessary if there is non-compliance
- Reviews child support orders
- Enforces parenting tim and custody orders
- When ordered by the court, makes recommendations as to child support, parenting time and custody.
- Files interstate support actions
- Completes conciliation conferences in new divorce actions
Cheryl L. Hill, Probate Court Judge
- Stores Wills for Safekeeping
- Conducts Court Proceedings Involving:
Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons
Determine Legal Status of Disappeared Persons
Authorize Marriages of Underage Minors
The resources of the library include Westlaw Online, legal resources in print and Michigan Legislative booklets.
Westlaw in an online legal research tool and is continuously being updated. It provides quick, easy access to a vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources.
A computer terminal is provided for online research.