Courts

Responsibilities

The Court Services Division processes more than a million documents per year. We handle paperwork for cases involving the following in Circuit Court:

  • Adoptions
  • Child custody and support
  • Divorces
  • Felony cases
  • Guardianship
  • Juvenile cases
  • Mental health
  • Other circuit-civil-related matters
  • Probate of wills

We also process paperwork for the following cases filed in County Court:

  • County civil
  • Criminal traffic cases
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Misdemeanor
  • Small claims
  • Traffic infraction

Court Services manages the jury system used in both County and Circuit courts. This division also handles the intake of all evidence from court.

Payments Received

Court Services receives payments for the following if ordered by the Court:

  • Child support
  • Court costs
  • Fines
  • Public defender fees
  • Restitution