Probate Court

Ingham County Probate Court

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  Picture of Honoable Richard J Garcia, Chief Judge of Probate and Honorable Shauna Dunnings, Chief Probate Judge Pro Tempore
The Probate Court administers the filing and safe keeping of wills, probating of decedent estates, trusts, appointment and supervision of guardians and conservators over minors, adults, and developmentally disabled individuals, and processing mental health matters.

Morgan E. Cole
Court Administrator & Probate Register
Email the Court Administrator/Probate Register

Per MCL 600.855 and MCR 5.113(A) all filings must be submitted on a SCAO approved form if one exists.  Filings must be submitted on the most current version of the SCAO form 

Conservatorship Class Information 

Important Changes
Pursuant to P-33 LAO 2020-01:

  • Copy cost for non-certified pages is $1.50 per page, certified documents remain $10 per certification plus a $1.50 per page. 
  • SCAO Forms per page fee is $1.00.
  • Permitting the use of portable electronics devices as set forth in MCR 8.115. 
  • Must use new SCAO forms as of April 1, 2022.

Contact Us
Phone:  (517) 483-6300 
Fax:  (517) 483-6150

Veterans Memorial Courthouse 
313 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

Post Office Mail:
Ingham County Probate Court
313 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48933

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Probate office is open during lunch

Upcoming Office Closings:.
- Juneteenth (Monday) June 20,2022
- Independence Day (Monday) July 4, 2022
- Labor Day (Monday) September 5, 2022
- Veteran's Day (Friday) November 11, 2022

Record Search

There is a $2.00 fee for record searches by mail. Please provide a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the search.

People may also request records via e-mail now as well at  Once you have sent in your request, you will receive further instructions about payments and methods of payment.

Online Record Search

The Probate Court provides only statutorily mandated services.