Probate Court

Probate Court

The Probate Court has four Probate Judges to serve you on cases involving four general subject matters:
Since the Probate Court receives many inquiries for the "probation department", it is worth noting that the Probate Court has NOTHING TO DO WITH PROBATION.  Please see Adult Probation or Juvenile Probation for those respective services.

Hours of Court:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Probate Counter/Customer Service Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. for same day processing.

(See Holiday Schedule for office closings.)

Also, so that we may conduct staff training to better serve you, the counter may close approximately one Friday per month from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Call ahead to assure availability.

Probate Court Phone Number
(248) 858-0260

Probate Court Fax Number  
(248) 452-2016

Click here for a complete list of numbers.
See the Circuit Court website for information regarding Circuit Court hours, judges, procedures, etc.

By Court Order, individuals entering the Courthouse are to abide by the following court rules:

No cameras, camera phones, or electronic recording devices;
No weapons or cutting instruments allowed

 Event News & Online Services

The filing fee to open a probate matter increased to $175 for paperwork received on or after March 1, 2016.

Removing the Mysteries of Probate Court

Attorney Appointment Forms Notice

Check out the new mobile friendly Court Explorer now with the ability to order Probate Court documents!

Gross Estate Fee Calculation changes for dates of death on or after 3/28/2013

Volunteers Needed For Guardianship Reviews

Due to necessary SOM security updates the Case Search function may experience  intermittent outages.    We apologize for any inconvenience.