Friend of the Court

General Information

Kent County Friend of the Court
82 Ionia Ave. NW
Suite 200
PO Box 351
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0351

Kent County FOC (Local): (616) 632-6888
MiSDU (Payment Information): (877) 543-2660
Fax (Local): (616) 632-6871


The City of Grand Rapids Monroe Center lot offers the first hour of parking for free. It is shown along with our office location here:

Map of Downtown Grand Rapids with Parking Areas

2022 Holidays

The FOC offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day - Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2022
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2022
  • Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Christmas Eve - Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 26, 2022

Communication with the Friend of the Court Office

Please keep the FOC informed of changes in vital information concerning your case. Provide the FOC with a written notice of any changes of: addresses, names, sources of income, medical insurance, telephone numbers, marital status of parties and minors, legal guardianships/ adoptions, financial status including bankruptcy, and physical custody of the child. Also, notify the FOC of the death of a party or child, the termination of parental rights, the reconciliation of parties, a child's high school graduation date and any other activity in any other court affecting your child.

Access to Friend of the Court Records

If you or your attorney would like a copy of your file, you may file the Request to Access form. More information about accessing your file is available here Local Administrative Order.

  • Case information will only be given to parties involved in a case and the attorneys of record.
  • Legal advice is not available from the staff; if an inquiry requires legal advice, a private attorney must be consulted.
  • You must pre-pay when you submit the Request to Access form. The cost is $10.00 per CD or $1.00 per page. There is an additional cost if you want your CD or documents from your file mailed to you. See the cover sheet on the Request to Access form for more information and the Local Administrative Order.