Out-of-State Subpoena


Due to the Governor's order, our office is closed to the public and all services have been suspended through April 10th, except for emergency matters. 

Oakland Circuit Court Chief Judge Shalina Kumar has issued an order regarding emergency procedures to protect the health and safety of the public and employees of the Circuit Court which can be found at www.oakgov.com/courts.

Emergency Personal Protection Orders can be emailed to ppo@oakgov.com.

Emergency matters (that are not eFiled) for filing can be emailed to clerklegal@oakgov.com or faxed to 248-858-1117. If you have a question regarding an emergency filing please call 248-466-4416. Payments for emergency filings can be made through Judge On-Line.

If you have an emergency question regarding eFiling, please call 248-464-2908.

‚ÄčThe following is the process for filing an Out-of-State Subpoena to be issued by the Oakland County Clerk's Office pursuant to MCL 600.2201 et seq of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act.

Documents must be electronically filed using MiFILE. View training and additional eFiling information though the Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds eFiling page.

  1. Register or login as a user through MiFILE (powered by TrueFiling).
  2. Log into the eFiling application, select Case Search, select MI Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, enter case number 2020-111111-XX and click Search. 
  3. Click on File to this Case link to file.
  4. Use Michigan Subpoena form CC 11a and attach (merge) a copy of the out-of-state foreign subpoena issued by the appropriate person/court or the order for subpoena from the out-of-state court.
  5. Under the Filing Type', select Miscellaneous - $0.00.
  6. Fill in the required fields and click Submit Filing. Once the clerk issues and accepts the documents for filing, a copy may be obtained through the MiFILE History page.

Process for Further Enforcement Proceedings

A motion for a protective order or an order to enforce, quash, or modify a subpoena may be filed after an out-of-state subpoena has been issued by our court, pursuant to MCL 600.2206.

  1. Register as a user through MiFILE (powered by TrueFiling).
  2. Log into the eFiling application and select File, select MI Oakland County 6th Circuit Court, and click Initiate a New Case.
  3. Upload the appropriate documents.
  4. Under Filing Type, select Motion fee - $20.
  5. Fill in the required fields and click Submit Filing. Once the clerk starts the new action and accepts for filing, a copy may be obtained through the MiFILE History page.