Mason County Michigan

Court Services



The County Clerk's Office maintains the records for the 51st Circuit Court at the Courthouse located at 304 E. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431.

The Clerk is responsible for maintaining civil, criminal, domestic, custody and support, and personal protection order files for Circuit Court.

The County Clerk's Office accepts new case filings, case pleadings, performs record searches, and issues certified copies of documents for the 51st Circuit Court.   The Clerk's Office staff is not permitted to provide legal advice.

Payment of the 51st Circuit Court-ordered restitution, costs, and fines are accepted at the County Clerk's Office in person, by mail, or by Debit/Credit Card payments using the link below.

There are two payment type options: 

1. Clerk - Circuit Court Bond,  this option is to be used when posting bond only.  The processing company charges a 7% fee for Debit/Credit Card payments.

2. Clerk's Service Fees, this option is to be used for all other Circuit Court related payments (i.e., court assessments, restitution, motion fees, new case filing fees, copy fees, etc.) The processing company charges a 3% fee for Debit/Credit Card payments.

Credit Card and Debit Card payments

Processing bond refunds for criminal matters begins at the County Clerk's Office.


Forms Needed to File for Divorce

► Office Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m.- -5:00 p.m.

(231) 845-0516

► For information regarding Michigan's Courts, including on-line court forms, visit the Michigan Courts web site:

► For information regarding the State Bar of Michigan and related information, visit the Michigan Bar web site:

Court hearings are scheduled with the
Circuit Court Administration Office.


Contact (231) 845-0516 to schedule a matter before court.