Alpena County Courthouse

County Annex Building
719 W. Chisholm Suite 3
Alpena, Michigan 49707-2452
P: 989.354.9678 F: 989.354.9785
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


District Judge: Thomas J. LaCross
Court Administrator/Magistrate:
Mary M. Muszynski
Court Recorder: Cindy Garber
Probation Officer: Phil Kieliszewsk
Probation Officer: Sue Latuszek
Magistrate: Elizabeth Skiba
Deputy Clerk Traffic: Danielle Kollen
Senior Deputy Clerk Criminal: Sharon Hal
Deputy Clerk Civil: Valerie Kwiatkowski
Deputy Clerk Probation: Debra Ross


The District Court has jurisdiction in civil matters where the amount in controversy’s less than $25000.00 and handles garnishments, eviction proceedings, land contract and mortgage foreclosures and other proceedings as well as small claims court services on civil issues involving disputes of $3000.00 or less. In criminal matters, it has jurisdiction of misdemeanors, ordinances and preliminary examinations of all felony cases.


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