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Hon. Philip E. Rodgers, Jr.

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   Hon. Thomas G. Power

                                                        13th Circuit Court Judges


Welcome to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court

On behalf of the Judges and staff of the Circuit Court of Antrim, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, welcome to our website. 

The 13th Judicial Circuit has three locations.  The Circuit Court is a state trial court where issues involving rights and responsibilities of individuals and Michigan laws are tried.  Our Judges hear civil lawsuits involving the awarding of money (matters over $25,000) and enforcement of rights between individuals.  The Judges also try criminal cases where the state charges as felonies when laws have been broken and punishment should be imposed. 

The Circuit Court also handles family matters including divorce.  In addition, the Circuit Court hears cases appealed from the District Court.

This Court has two Circuit Court Judges - Hon. Philip E. Rodgers, Jr., and Hon. Thomas G. Power.  The mission of the Circuit Court is to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law and provide for the peaceful resolution of disputes. 

Courthouse hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please take note of the services offered within the website and the various links for information and services available.

Antrim County Circuit Court
205 E. Cayuga Street,
Bellaire, MI 49615

Grand Traverse County Circuit Court
328 Washington Street,
Traverse City, MI 49684

Leelanau County Circuit Court
8527 E. Government Center Drive,
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Use the following link to access:
Circuit Court Civil Cases and Family Division Cases

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The electronic filing (e-filing) of pleadings and other documents in the 13th Circuit Court is mandatory for all  Civil, Domestic Relations and Criminal cases.  Mandatory e-filing is authorized by:  Local Administrative Order 2010-4,  Amendment of Administrative Order No. 2010-4 to Expand E-Filing and approval of  Proposed Revision of Administrative Order No. 2010-4

Online Credit Card Payments (for costs and fines) for GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT, only.  For questions regarding credit card payments, please contact Grand Traverse County Circuit Court Records at (231) 922-4710.

Leelanau County accepts credit card payment at the County Clerk's office or via telephone at (231) 256-9824, only.  

Antrim County does not accept credit card payments at this time.