42nd Circuit Court

The 42nd Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Michigan. It has jurisdiction over all actions except those given by state law to another court.

The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000, in all criminal cases where the offense is a felony or a serious misdemeanor, all domestic relations cases, and all child abuse, neglect, and delinquency cases.

  • Hear lower court appeals
  • Appeals from Local Gov't
  • Some appeals from State Agencies
  • Reduce Recidivism
  • Expedite Cases


The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office handles Appeals from District Court and Probate Court. 

Civil Matters

All civil cases in excess of $25,000 are filed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.

Criminal Background Checks

The Circuit Court processes criminal background checks for individuals. 

Divorce Information

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse sells "Divorce Packets" for $75.00. It will require some time on your part to read, fill out, file and serve the paperwork.

Recovery Court

The Midland County Adult Recovery Court is geared toward addressing the needs of non-violent adult felons with substance abuse disorders. 

Mental Health Court

The Midland County Adult Mental Health Court is a treatment program aimed to divert and support eligible defendants with mental health concerns.


Swift & Sure Sanctions Probation Program

MiHOPE, an acronym for Midland County Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement

MiHOPE is Midland County’s variation of the state wide probation initiative known as the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program. 


The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is available to handle passport applications from 8am - 4pm.

Honorable Judge Carras


42nd Circuit Court

301 W Main Street

Midland, MI 48640

Phone: (989) 832-6735

Hours: Mon-Fri (8am-5pm)

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