Judicial Circuit Court Alpena & Montmorency Counties

26th Judicial Circuit Court
720 W. Chisholm
STE #1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2453
Phone (989) 354-9573
Fax (989) 354-9643
Alpena County Friend Of The Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm
STE #1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
Phone (989) 354-9710
Fax (989) 354-9787
Family Division of Circuit Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm
STE #8
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
Phone (989) 354-9696
Fax (989) 354-9786
26th Circuit Court Resources
Office of the 26th Circuit Court for Alpena & Montmorency Counties

Honorable Michael G. Mack……..Circuit Court Chief Judge
Susan Szymanski………………....Court Administrator
Marcia Burns……………………....Deputy Court Administrator/Assignment Clerk/ADR Clerk
Jennifer Gryniewicz.……………....Senior Scheduling Clerk
Vicki Hamilton...............................Scheduling Clerk
Lucas Patton......………….……....Law Clerk

All Court offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch. 26th Circuit Court is a multi-county circuit including Alpena and Montmorency Counties. The Court is closed on holidays designated by the Michigan Supreme Court, which are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Alpena County

In Alpena County, Criminal/Civil Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays, and Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Tuesdays all before the Honorable Michael G. Mack. There may be exceptions due to holidays or vacation scheduling.

Montmorency County

In Montmorency, Criminal/Civil Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays before the Honorable Michael G. Mack and Domestic Motion Days are held twice monthly on Mondays before the Honorable Benjamin T. Bolser. There may be exceptions due to holidays or vacation scheduling.


For all Alpena & Montmorency County Circuit Court scheduling, please call the Deputy Court Administrator/Assignment Clerk/ADR Clerk, Marcia Burns, at (989) 354-9573.

2016 Motion Day Calendar
2017 Motion Day Calendar

Circuit Court

Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan for civil actions, claims and remedies within the county except for matters handled by District and Probate Court. Circuit Court has jurisdiction over civil cases with amounts over $25,000, cases involving land and all criminal matters that carry a one-year sentence or more. District Court handles those cases involving disputes of $25,000 or less. Also included are equitable claims, such as specific performance of sales of land, injunctive relief and certain statutory exclusive jurisdictions, such as mortgage foreclosures and construction lien foreclosures. The Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from lower courts and from some administrative agencies of state government. In addition, the Circuit Court has superintending control over other courts within the judicial circuit, subject to final superintending control of the Supreme Court. Quiet Title actions affecting real property are heard in Circuit Court.

26th Circuit Court Fee Schedule
Bail Bonds
Courthouse Security and Attire
Criminal Felonies
Paternity&Support Issues

Forms and Applications

Grievance Procedure
Juror’s Manual and Jury Q&A
Jury Orientation
Language Access Plan
Personal Protection Orders and Q&A
Representing Yourself
Request For Copy of Hearing on CD
Request For Transcript Form & Instructions
Serving as a Witness
Show Cause Proceedings
Waiver of Parental Consent for Abortion

General Court Resources

Court of Appeals
Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Michigan Administrative Code
Michigan Attorney General Opinions
Michigan Court Rules
Michigan Legal Help
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
US Supreme Court Decisions

Recent opinions of the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court are available here

Attorney Grievance Commission
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Rules
Pending Legislation Before Congress
Public Resources
State Bar of Michigan
State Court Administrative Office
United States Code
U.S. Department of Justice


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