from the Muskegon County Court Administrators
Due to recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases in Muskegon County, and after
consultation with the Muskegon County Public Health Department, the Muskegon
County Courts have consulted with local public health officials and determined that the
following COVID response directives limiting in-person access will continue through at
least February 14th.
- Court offices (District, Probate, Circuit, Family Court and Friend of the Court) will
not be open to serve the general public on a ‘walk-in’ basis.
- Most court hearings will continue to be conducted virtually via Zoom. Other court
hearings will continue to be held in-person. Instructions on how to appear and
how to participate for a court hearing will be provided to all parties along with a
notice to appear. If you have an attorney and you are uncertain about whether
you should appear in person or to appear remotely, please contact your attorney
- Everyone entering the Hall of Justice will be required to self-screen for COVID
symptoms. Anyone accessing court services will be required to wear a mask at
all times while inside the building.
- Scheduled jury trials will continue to be adjourned at least through the week of
February 14th. If you have received a juror summons, please follow the
instructions for contacting the jury hotline for more information regarding your
term of service.
- Other Muskegon County offices are not governed by this action by the courts. All
other departments remain open, until further notice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a great many challenges. It has also
proven the resiliency of our citizens, and their institutions of government. We have
found, and continue to find, new and innovative ways to meet these challenges – to
adapt and to respond in a manner that ensures the public’s health and safety while at
the same time preserving access to the justice system. We appreciate your continued
patience and understanding.