Case Types for Circuit Court
The following are the types of cases that the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over, and for which the Circuit Clerk's Office will accept and file pleadings.
All felony criminal cases (cases where the accused, if found guilty, could be sent to prison).
All civil cases with claims of more than $25,000.
Family Division Cases
All cases regarding divorce, paternity, or personal protection actions.
All cases appealed from the other trial courts or from administrative agencies.
Case Codes for Circuit Court
Case codes can be found atMichigan Case Type Codes
This link is part of the Michigan Court Rules.
Each case number must include a case code. The Clerk will not assign a case code for you. You must select your own case code, when opening a new case.