Criminal Court Services
The Wayne County Clerkâ€™s Office serves the public and will do so to the best of itâ€™s ability in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. Criminal cases are filed and processed in the Wayne County Clerkâ€™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.
CRIMINAL DIVISION CASE PROCESSING
As Clerk of the Court, the County Clerkâ€™s office has the responsibility of entering court proceedings for approximately 21,000 criminal cases yearly for the Third Judicial Circuit Court and the 24th District Court into the official court case record. The Clerkâ€™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 Clerkâ€™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 Clerkâ€™s office retrieves and transmits all cases to the Appellate Courts and Attorney Generalâ€™s Office for appellate review. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the Appeals Section to initiate and distribute District Court Appeals for contested rulings from 24 Wayne County District Courts to the Judges sitting on the Criminal Bench in accordance with the Appellate Court Rules. Maintaining and distributing appellate transcripts is another duty and responsibility of the Appellate Section. Submit proposed filing to the appropriate division of the Clerkâ€™s Office for filing, i.e.,
Criminal Appeals â€“ AR Appeal Case Type
County Clerkâ€™s Office â€“ Criminal Division
1441 St. Antoine, 901 Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
Detroit, MI 48226
Civil Appeals AA, AE, AP, AV, Appeal Case Types
County Clerkâ€™s Office â€“ Civil Family Division
2 Woodward Ave., 201 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, MI 48226
WAYNE COUNTY CLERK CRIMINAL DIVISION FEES
|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|