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Criminal Court Services

The Wayne County Clerk's Office serves the public and will do so to the best of it's ability in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. Criminal cases are filed and processed in the Wayne County Clerk's Office Court Services Unit within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and the County of Wayne.

All case related documents filed with the court as required by the court rules must be filed with Clerk of the Court.

***The County Clerk is prohibited from providing legal advice. In some circumstances, this office may suggest that individuals seek legal advice and/or the services of an attorney or an individual may represent himself or herself.

For himself or herself, in his or her own behalf. Example: Pro Se representation means that a person will handle his own or her own case in court without a lawyer.


As Clerk of the Court, the County Clerk's office has the responsibility of entering court proceedings for approximately more than 21,000 criminal cases yearly for the Third Judicial Circuit Court and the 24 District Courts into the official court case record. The Clerk's office is also responsible for the receipt, filing, maintenance and retrieval of the physical court case file for court proceedings, as well as duplication and certification of case file documents.

The Clerk's office acts as the liaison for the County Clerk in the Criminal Division. The Court Services division responds to queries from defendants, general public, law enforcement agents, and other interested parties; and disseminates information regarding the criminal cases filed in the Third Judicial Circuit Court.


The Clerk's office retrieves and transmits all court case files and transcripts to the Appellate Courts and Attorney General's Office for appellate review. Additionally, in accordance with the Appellate Court Rules, it is the responsibility of the Appeals Section to initiate and distribute District Court Appeals for contested rulings from the 24 District Courts to the Judges sitting on the Criminal Bench of the Third Judicial Circuit Court. Proposed filings must be submitted to the appropirate division of the Clerk's Office in order to be filed.

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) 224-2503

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


District Court Appeals$150.00
Appeal - Court of Appeals$ 25.00
Appeal - Supreme Court$ 25.00
Subpeona (Documents)$ 15.00
Certified Copies$ 10.00 plus $1.00 per page
Search the Records of the Court$ 5.00
Copying Costs (per page)$ 1.00
Copying of Transcripts (per page)$ 1.00