Oakland County Legal Records Division

Oakland County Legal Records Division

​​​​​​​The Legal Records Division of the Clerk/Register of Deeds Office records and maintains all files for civil, domestic, felony criminal case types and the recently formed business court cases for the 6th Judicial Circuit Court.  Cases that are filed with the Legal Records Division include:

Civil cases: Appeals from district court, civil damage suits including personal injury, auto negligence, medical malpractice and other damage suits. Additional civil cases include business claims and contract disputes.

Domestic cases: Divorce, paternity, name changes, emancipations, general family matters and Personal Protection Orders.

Felony criminal cases: Bound over to the 6th Judicial Circuit Court and are originated from the district courts.

Business Court Cases: Cases involving business or commercial disputes.

Other duties of the Clerk's Office Legal Records Division include: process change of venue cases, collect bond money for criminal and civil cases, admission of new attorneys to the State Bar, issue veteran's vending permits, record traffic control orders and process passport applications.

Online Services

Court Explorer: Search and order legal records from 6th Judicial Circuit Court cases.

E-filing: For 6th Judicial Circuit Court cases.

NEW! - Michigan Legal Help: Helping Michigan residents solve their legal issues.


E-Services Center Visit our new service center in person to eFile, view court documents, perform genealogy searches and more.

Court Forms Forms most commonly used in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court, State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) forms and Friend of the Court forms.

Emancipations Process for teenagers to obtain legal independence.

Filing Fees View filing/court fees payable at the Oakland County Clerk's Office.

Legal Name Changes File for a legal name change.

License to Sell Goods License to Sell Goods for Veterans

Out-of-State Subpoena Process for filing for an Out-of-State Subpoena at the Oakland County Clerk's Office.

Personal Protection Orders Domestic and Stalking protection orders are available through the 6th Judicial Circuit Court.

Protect Your Identity Remove Social Security Numbers from court records.

Set Aside Convictions Set aside a conviction from the 6th Judicial Circuit Court.

Be advised that this office does not provide legal advice.

ePraecipe -submit praecipe online View Judge's 

Judicial Schedules

Judge On-Line - alternative to face-to-face court hearings

Case Code Types - view Circuit Court case type code list

Oakland County Friend of the Court

6th Judicial Circuit Court

Oakland County Bar Association