Circuit Court
Wendy Jarvis
Court Administrator/FOC

1092 Newell Street, PO Box 885
White Cloud, MI 49349

M-F 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm

Phone: (231) 689-7252 Fax: (231) 689-7015

27th Circuit Court

Public hearings will be livestreamed while court is in session.  Watch Newaygo County 27th Circuit Court’s sessions live at:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczCelo5ZZBqQyehHAj4nEw

 

Watch the Circuit Court Referee’s sessions live at:

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjQ4ye1f2TUK-JioW78HaIQ


Appearing Remotely?  Try a test zoom meeting below or visit zoom.us for more information about audio and video fine tuning!  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362313-How-Do-I-Test-My-Video-

Please find docket information for Circuit and Probate Courts at the link below and search by date:
https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CourtDisplay/Display/public/G2WqSNIhBU-DMrIyxIet1g
 

Look up public cases: https://micourt.courts.michigan.gov/CaseSearch/Court/C27~1


To see resources on how you can self-represent click on this link: Resources for Self-Represented Litigants

The Circuit Court is referred to as the "trial court of general jurisdiction" in Michigan because of its very broad powers.  Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all actions except those given by state law to another court.  Generally speaking, Circuit Court has original jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000; in all criminal cases where the offense involves a felony or certain serious misdemeanors; and in all family cases and domestic relations cases such as divorce, paternity actions, juvenile proceedings, and adoptions.

 

The State of Michigan is divided into judicial circuits along county lines. The number of judges in a circuit reflects the volume of business in the court.  If there is more than one county in a circuit, such as ours, judges travel from one county seat to another to hold court sessions.  Our judges conduct court in both Newaygo County as well as Oceana County .

 

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 circuit, subject to final superintending powers of the Supreme Court.

 

Circuit judges are elected for six-year terms on non-partisan ballots.  A candidate must be a resident of the circuit in which the candidate is running, a qualified elector, licensed to practice law in Michigan , and at the time of election less than 70 years of age.  The legislature sets salaries for circuit judges.

 

The Family Division, a division of Circuit Court, has exclusive jurisdiction over all family matters such as divorce, custody, parenting time, support, paternity, adoptions, name changes, juvenile proceedings, emancipation of minors, parental consent, and personal protection proceedings.  The Family Division also has ancillary jurisdiction over cases involving guardianships and conservatorships and proceedings involving the mentally ill or developmentally disabled.




Personal Protection Orders

Please find the forms necessary for filing a personal protection order (PPO).  Please review the instructions in the Getting Started section which will answer many frequently asked questions.  Please select the category of forms that relates to your situation.  There are additional forms included in each section that the Court requires.  Please complete all of the forms and mail, fax or email your filing to the Court for processing.  Not all of the forms are fillable, so those forms will need to be printed to be completed and included with your filing.

 

Mail: Newaygo County Circuit Court, PO BOX 885, White Cloud, MI 49349

Fax: (231) 689-7015

Email: wjarvis@co.newaygo.mi.us

 

Personal Protection Orders – Getting Started

                PPO Instructions – Newaygo County

                PPO Instructions – SCAO

 

Personal Protection Orders – Domestic Relationship
 

                Petition for Personal Protection Order – Domestic Relationship – CC 375
 

Personal Protection Order – Domestic Relationship – CC 376

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Minors – Domestic Relationship

                Petition for Personal Protection Order against a Minor - CC 375m

                Personal Protection Order against a Minor – CC 376m

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Nondomestic        

                Petition for Personal Protection Order – Nondomestic – CC 377

                Personal Protection Order – Nondomestic – CC 380

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Minors – Nondomestic

                Petition for Personal Protection Order against a Minor – CC 377m

                Personal Protection Order against a Minor – CC 380m

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Non-Domestic/Sexual Assault

                Petition for Personal Protection Order (Nondomestic/Sexual Assault) – CC 395

                Personal Protection Order (Nondomestic/Sexual Assault) – CC 396

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Minors – Non-Domestic/Sexual Assault

                Petition for Personal Protection Order (Nondomestic/Sexual Assault) – CC 395m

                Personal Protection Order (Nondomestic/Sexual Assault) – CC 396m

PPO Addendum Form

Verified Statement PPO Action

 

Personal Protection Orders – Miscellaneous

                Motion and Order to Dismiss Action for PPO – CC 378

                Motion and Order to Show Cause for Violating a Valid PPO – CC 382

                Motion to Modify, Extend, or Terminate PPO – CC 379

                Notice of Hearing on Petition for PPO – CC 381

                Request for Next Friend and Order – MC 319

               

Ex Parte Motions

Please find basic instructions regarding filing an Ex Parte Motion.  There are no court forms for filing an Ex Parte Motion.  Please prepare your documents and mail, fax or email your filings to the court.

 

Mail: Newaygo County Circuit Court, PO BOX 885, White Cloud, MI 49349

Fax: (231) 689-7015

Email: wjarvis@co.newaygo.mi.us

 

Ex Parte Instructions – Newaygo County

 

Contact Us

Please contact the following numbers for assistance with the process of filing a PPO or an Ex Parte Motion:

 

Newaygo County Circuit Court                                                                                             (231) 689-7252

Newaygo County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office                                                                    (231) 689-7269

Email: wjarvis@co.newaygo.mi.us


Page Resources


PPO Instructions - Newaygo County
PPO Instructions - SCAO
Domestic Relationship CC 375
Domestic Relationship CC 376
PPO Addendum Form
Verified Statement PPO Action
Domestic Relationship CC 375m
Domestic Relationship CC 376m
PPO Addendum Form - Minors
Verified Statement PPO Action - Minors
Nondomestic CC 377
Nondomestic CC 380
PPO Addendum Form - Nondomestic
Verified Statement PPO Action - Nondomestic
Nondomestic - Minor CC 377m
Nondomestic - Minor CC 380m
PPO Addendum Form Nondomestic - Minor
Verified Statement PPO Action Nondomestic - Minor
Nondomestic Sexual Assualt CC 395
Nondomestic Sexual Assualt CC 396
PPO Addendum Form - Nondomestic Sexual Assualt
Verified Statement PPO Action - Nondomestic Sexual Assualt
Nondomestic Sexual Assualt - Minor CC 395m
Nondomestic Sexual Assualt - Minor CC 396m
PPO Addendum Form - Nondomestic Sexual Assualt - Minor
Verified Statement PPO Action - Nondomestic Sexual Assualt - Minor
Motion and Order to Dismiss Action for PPO – CC 378
Motion and Order to Show Cause for Violating a Valid PPO – CC 382
Motion to Modify - Extend - or Terminate PPO – CC 379
Notice of Hearing on Petition for PPO – CC 381
Request for Next Friend and Order – MC 319