Appeal Information

Appeal Information

 ​Appeal of Right: Required Documents MCR 7.104 (D)

Documents that must be filed in the circuit court together with the claim of appeal and appeal fee:

  • ​Copy of decision appealed
  • Copy of certificate of court reporter or recorder OR statement that transcript was order OR statement that there is nothing to be transcribed
  • In agency appeal, copy of written request or order for certified copy of record to be sent to circuit court
  • If appellant filed bond, true copy of bond
  • Proof that money, property, or documents have been delivered or deposited as required by law
  • Copy of register of actions, if any
  • Proof that appeal fee of lower court or agency was tendered
  • Anything else required by law to be filed
  • Proof of service of all of these things on all parties, lower court or agency, and anyone else entitled to notice

 Application for Leave to Appeal Required Filings at Time of Application: MCR 7.1 05(B)

The signed application must be accompanied by:

  • Copy of judgment, order, or decision appealed and the opinion or findings of the trial court or agency
  • In trial court appeal, copy of register of actions
  • In agency appeal, copy of written request or order for certified copy of record to be sent to circuit court
  • Unless waived by stipulation or order, required transcripts, if available; see MCR 7.105(B)(5)(a)-(g)
  • If required transcripts are not yet available, court reporter's certificate OR a statement that transcript has been ordered
  • Proof of service of application on all parties and proof that notice of filing was filed with trial court or agency
  • Circuit court's appeal fee, unless indigent appellant