The Courthouse will be having a new phone system installed and the lines will be down on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 3 p.m. until the end of the day.

Otsego County Courts

87-A District Court, Otsego County Probate / Family Court & Friend of the Court Virtual Counter

The 87-A District Court, Otsego County Probate/Family Court, and Friend of the Court recently implemented a "virtual counter," where court users can interact with court staff via Zoom. The virtual counter is offered to increase accessibility for court users and is available by video or phone Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Instructions to Access the Virtual Counter

Go to the Virtual Counter Zoom Meeting.

Select 'Join' using the Zoom app or website (
Meeting ID: 936-728-5732


Phone (no video): 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 936-728-5732#

About the Otsego County Judicial System

The Otsego County Judicial System is comprised of three different constitutional or statutory courts. These courts are the 46th Circuit Court, the 87-A District Court and the Otsego County Probate Court.

With the approval from the Michigan Supreme Court, all of the elected judges serving Otsego County entered into an agreement called a Concurrent Jurisdiction Plan, whereby the entire judicial system operates as a unified trial court within Otsego County. This merged court system results in a more efficient use of judges and court personnel, simplifies case handling, reduces repetition, provides for better service to the citizens in Otsego County, continues to curtail the rising costs of the judicial system where practical, and results in a reduction of receivables due to the court.

One court administrator is appointed to assist the three chief judges with all administrative matters of the judicial system. Court policies, procedures, and rules are governed by one of the following authorities: Federal and Michigan Constitutions, Federal or Michigan Statutes, Michigan Court Rules, Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Orders, directives from the State Court Administrator's Office, directives from state regulatory agencies, or local directives from the Chief Judges.

Additional information about the Otsego County Judicial System is available on the web at Circuit 46.