29th Circuit Court - Clinton, Gratiot Counties

Circuit Court

1 - 29th Circuit Court
Gratiot County Courthouse
214 E. Center Street
Ithaca MI48847
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2 - 29th Circuit Court
Clinton County Courthouse
100 E. State St.
St. Johns MI48879
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District Court

1 - 65A District Court
Clinton County Courthouse
100 E. State St.
St. Johns MI48879
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2 - 65B District Court
245 E. Newark St.
Ithaca MI48847
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Michigan Court of Appeals

Fourth District
Hall of Justice
925 West Ottawa St, PO Box 30022
Lansing MI48909-7522
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Correctional Facilities

1 - Central Michigan Correctional Facility
320 North Hubbard
St. Louis MI48880
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2 - St. Louis Correctional Facility
8585 N. Croswell Road
St Louis MI48880
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29th Judicial Circuit of Michigan - Clinton and Gratiot Counties

The 29th Judicial Circuit consists of both Clinton and Gratiot Counties. Hon. Michelle M. Rick is on the bench in Clinton County the first two weeks of each month while Hon. Randy L. Tahvonen is in Gratiot County. The last two weeks of each month, Judge Tahvonen takes the bench in Clinton County while Judge Rick is in Gratiot County.

In Gratiot County, motion days are held on Mondays with Judge Tahvonen's motion days on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and Judge Rick's motion days on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. There may be exceptions due to holidays and vacation schedules. To schedule motions, call the Assignment Clerk for a date and time and mail your motion and Notice of Hearing to the Gratiot County Clerk's Office. Judge Rick does require judge's copies; Judge Tahvonen does not require judge's copies. Praecipes are not required. To schedule a hearing call 989/875-5224.

The Criminal Division of Circuit Court handles felony cases, criminal appeals from District Court, extraditions and writs. Judge Rick and Judge Tahvonen are assigned to this division.

The Family Division of Circuit Court has been implemented to establish the "one family, one judge" concept. The Family Division handles name change, paternity, family support, UIFSA, parental waiver, emancipation, adoptions, juvenile, abuse and neglect, personal protection orders and divorce with minor children.

Please call Gratiot County Circuit Court offices directly when scheduling or to request information regarding Gratiot County cases.

Gratiot County Courthouse
214 E. Center Street
Ithaca, MI 48847
Telephone: (989) 875-5224
Fax:  (989) 875-5285
Email:  circuitcourt@gratiotmi.us

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, except on holidays.


29th Judicial Circuit Court – Family Division (Juvenile Office)

The Juvenile Office monitors and supervises youth under the age of 17 who have been adjudicated responsible for committing a crime in Gratiot County.  We provide a variety of services to youth and families based on the needs of the youth that we are currently serving.

The Mission of the Juvenile Office is to protect the community by holding juveniles accountable for breaking the law, assisting in the coordination of community-based services aimed at reforming offenders and striving to ensure that the rights of victims are upheld.


Clinton County Prosecutor
100 E. State Street Suite 3100
St. Johns, MI 48879
Telephone:  (989) 224-5260

Charles Sherman
Clinton County Prosecutor


Gratiot County Prosecutor
Telephone:  (989) 875-5236
Fax:  (989) 875-5298

Hours:  Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, except on holidays.

Keith Kushion
Gratiot County Prosecutor



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