17th Circuit Court

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Mission Statement

The 17th Circuit Court will provide a system of justice that assures equal access to the fair and timely resolution of matters brought before the Court.

17th Judicial Circuit Court 2022 Annual Report


The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan. It has jurisdiction over all actions except those given by state law to another court.

The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000, in all criminal cases where the offense is a felony or a serious misdemeanor, all domestic relations cases, and all child abuse, neglect, and delinquency cases.

The Circuit Court also hears appeals from lower courts; appeals from local government boards such as zoning appeals; and appeals from some administrative agencies of state government (such as the Driver's License Appeal Division of the Secretary of State).

There are 14 judges currently sitting on the 17th Circuit. The Court's activities are divided into the following functions:

  • Administration and Adjudication Support Services
  • Circuit Court Services
  • Family Division Juvenile Programs
  • Friend of the Court