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1-01-24 Updated estate requirements


Probate court has jurisdiction over:

  • Conservatorship
  • Decedent Estates
  • Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth
  • Guardianship
  • Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill
  • Trusts
  • Wills
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Note: Probate Court does not provide probation services

If you need probation services, please refer to the following numbers:

  • Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Phone: 231-922-4390
  • District Court Probation Phone: 231-922-4590
  • Juvenile Probation Phone: 231-922-4380


Probate Court has jurisdiction over:

  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Decedent Estates
  • Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill
  • Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Filing Documents

If a fee is required:

Mail all documents with the fee to Probate Court, 280 Washington Street, Suite 223, Traverse City, MI 49684, OR bring the documents in with the fee.*

If a fee is not required:

You can email documents to:
You can fax documents to:  (231) 922-4458

*Checks or money orders must be made payable to Probate Court.  Please do not send cash through the mail.*

ADA Compliance

This court is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to use the court because of disabilities, please contact the ADA Coordinator, Amanda Flowers, at 231-922-6862 to make arrangements and fill out the ADA Request for Accommodations Form (PDF).


This website is not intended to be legal advice, and court staff is unable to advise you.  If you have questions, you may want to talk to an attorney.