Alpena County Courthouse

Judicial Circuit Court Alpena & Montmorency Counties

26th Judicial Circuit Court
720 W. Chisholm Suite 1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2453
P: 989.354.9573 F: 989.354.9643
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Alpena County Friend of the Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm Suite 1
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
P: 989.354.9710 F: 989.354.9787
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Family Division of Circuit Court
County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm Suite 8
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
P: 989.354.9696 F: 989.354.9786
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


26th Circuit Court for Alpena & Montmorency Counties

Circuit Court Chief Judge: Michael G. Mack
Court Administrator: Marcia Burns
Deputy Court Administrator/Assignment Clerk/ADR Clerk: Jennifer Szymanski
Senior Scheduling Clerk: Vicki Hamilton  
Scheduling Clerk: Kristy Plume
Law Clerk: Lucas Patton


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, injunction 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.

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 & Montmorency 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.

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.


Scheduling 

For all Alpena & Montmorency County Circuit Court scheduling, please call the Deputy Court Administrator/Assignment Clerk/ADR Clerk, Jennifer Szymanski, at 989.354.9573. 


26th Circuit Court Resources

2019 Motion Day Calendar
2020 Motion Day Calendar
Bail Bonds
Forms and Applications
Grievance Procedure
Jury Orientation
Language Access Plan
Request For Copy of Hearing on CD
Request For Transcript Form & Instructions
Waiver of Parental Consent for Abortion


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 
FindLaw
Pending Legislation Before Congress
Public Resources
State Bar of Michigan
State Court Administrative Office 
United States Code
U.S. Department of Justice