MCTC COVID-19 Notice
Notice to Public Regarding General Court Operations
In the wake of the Declaration of Emergency regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Mason County courts are taking preventative measures to reduce the risk to the public from the spread of the virus. For detailed information about the safeguards being implemented, the practices to be observed by court employees, and the expectations of the visiting public to submit to health screening upon entry to the courthouse and to observe social distancing while inside, please refer to Local Administrative Order 2020-04j, Plan to Return to Full Capacity - Phase Two.
Effective June 15, 2020, the courts will be open to the public, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call the court at the numbers listed below.
Effective June 22, 2020 (subject to Michigan Supreme Court and Health Department approval), the courts will reopen for in-person proceedings, on a limited basis, under the following conditions:
- Face coverings/masks are required to be worn at all times while in the building.
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms will be required prior to entry.
- Visitors shall follow social-distancing practices.
- Public entry must be made on the east side of the building at the ground-floor entrance. Visitors shall exit at the west side of the building, except those requiring wheelchairs may use the east entrance.
- Please contact the court in which your hearing is being held if you have questions about upcoming hearings or document-filing procedures:
|Friend of the Court:||231-843-4791|
Please note that these conditions may change, based upon recommendations or orders received from federal, state, or local authorities. If that happens, further public notices will be issued.
The Honorable Jeffrey C. Nellis
Chief Judge/Mason County Probate Judge
The Honorable Susan K. Sniegowski
51st Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Peter J. Wadel
79th District Court Judge
If you are a self-represented defendant or are an attorney representing a defendant in a pending criminal case to which you intend to enter a plea and will also be appearing in court remotely via videoconferencing to do so, please download the appropriate advice-of-rights form and then print, read, and execute prior to your scheduled hearing.
Instructions for submitting the signed document to the court in which the case was heard will be given to you at the time of the plea-taking.