26th Judicial Circuit Court

For Alpena and Montmorency Counties

The 26th Judicial Circuit Court is a multi-county circuit including Alpena and Montmorency Counties. The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all civil cases involving more than $25,000; all criminal cases where the offense is a felony or serious misdemeanor; domestic relations cases; child protective proceedings; and delinquency proceedings. The Circuit Court also has jurisdiction over appeals from District Court, appeals from local government boards, and appeals from certain administrative agencies of state government.

Circuit Court Scheduling

In Alpena County, Criminal Motion Days are generally held twice monthly on Mondays. Domestic / Civil Motion Days are generally held twice monthly on Tuesdays.

In Montmorency County, Domestic / Criminal / Civil Motion Days are generally held twice monthly on Mondays.

For Alpena and Montmorency County Circuit Court scheduling, please call the Alpena Circuit Court at 989-354-9573.

Court Holidays

The Circuit Court is closed on the following designated holidays:

  • New Year's Day 
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
  • President's Day 
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day 
  • Juneteenth 
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve

Court Filings

All original filings must be sent to appropriate County Clerk.

Alpena County Clerk
720 W Chisholm Street, Suite 2 
Alpena, MI 49707 

Montmorency County Clerk
P.O. Box 789
Atlanta, MI 49709

All judge's copies must be sent to the 26th Circuit Court in Alpena County.