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Appellate Procedures

Appellate Procedures

The Office of The Wayne County Clerk is not able to process your request for appeal without the proper documentation and applicable filing fee.

If you are not certain as to the proper filing and the appellate procedure, it may be advantageous to consult an attorney for assistance.

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office does not provide legal assistance or forms for filing.

File a CLAIM OF APPEAL to initiate the case. FACSIMILES are not accepted for filing.

Filing Fee for an appeal is $150.00 *Personal checks not accepted.

No Filing Fee is required for the employee appealing a decision made by the State of Michigan Dept of Consumer & Industry Employment Security Board of Review.

Provide a copy of the decision, judgment, or order being appealed.

Once the Claim of Appeal is filed, a case number and judge will be assigned to the case.

Proceed accordingly pursuant to the Michigan Court Rules and Statutes that apply.

Submit proposed filing to the appropriate division of the Clerk’s Office for filing, i.e.,


Civil Appeals AA, AE, AP, AV, Appeal Case Types
County Clerk’s Office – Civil Family Division
2 Woodward Ave., 201 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-5510

Criminal Appeals – AR Appeal Case Type
County Clerk’s Office – Criminal Division
1441 St. Antoine, 901 Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-2502