Appeals to Circuit Court

Appeals to Circuit Court

Appeal Information

Claim of Appeal:   MCR 7.103 (A) appeal final decisions of: district court, local and state agencies, and some probate decisions.

Application For Leave to Appeal: MCR 7.103(B) appeals where no right of appeal exists, appeals not timely filed, appeals of a decision of the Michigan Parole Board, interlocutory appeal; appeal of a provisional order or agency decision.

There are many different types of appeals and different rules that apply to each type of appeal. If representing yourself, it is *your responsibility to follow the court rules that apply to your appeal. -This staff does not have any responsibility for the content of your appeal, but we are available to provide you with procedural direction and forms.  We are prohibited by law from providing legal advice!! Thank you for your cooperation in understanding.

*If your appeal fails to be in compliance with the court rules, your appeal could be dismissed*

Some things that could help you:

Self Help Free Websites:

Circuit Court Appeal Court Rules: Chapter 7 MCR 7.100 through 7.123

MCR = Michigan Court Rules - can be found at

Appeal Forms: -and- are available at the Clerks Office for a $1.00 fee. You must know what form you want. * please note there may not be a SCAO approved form for every circumstance.

Filing Fee: $ 150.00 Claim of Appeal -or- Application For Leave to Appeal (MCR 7.105(B)(7),
Note: no fee for appeals from MI. Employment Security Board.

Transcripts: your request for a transcript goes to the lower court (trial court), or agency.

Required Documents: please see appropriate attachment for guidance.

Livingston County Clerk's Office

44th Circuit Court
204 S. Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 546-9816