Mason County Michigan

MCTC COVID-19 Notice

Notice to Public Regarding General Court Operations

Court hearings that, by necessity, take place with remote participants appearing via videoconferencing can be observed by clicking on the YouTube channel links listed below to access the virtual-courtroom livestreaming of the respective courts.

If you would like to observe a specific hearing, call the office of the court in which the hearing is to be held to request scheduling information.

In the wake of an increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and after reviewing information from District Health Department No. 10 in this regard:

Effective immediately and until further notice:

  • It is recommended that all visitors and employees, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, wear masks/face coverings while inside the courthouse. Masks will be supplied upon request at entry.
  • 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 accessible accommodations.
  • Screening for COVID-19 symptoms will be required prior to entry.
  • Visitors shall follow social-distancing practices.

Contact the court in which your hearing is to be held if you have questions:

Circuit Court: 231-845-0516
District Court: 231-843-4130
Probate Court: 231-843-8666
Juvenile Court: 231-845-1213
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

Fabian Knizacky
County Administrator


Advice-of-Rights Forms

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.


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Page last updated August 1, 2021