COVID-19 Updates

May 6, 2020

The Courthouse and Government Center remain closed to the public through May 31, 2020.

March 30, 2020

Pursuant to 1963 Const, Art VI, Section 4, which provides for the Supreme Court’s general superintending control over all state courts, trial courts are ordered to limit access to courtrooms and other spaces to no more than 10 persons, including staff, and to practice social distancing and limit court activity to only essential functions.

Updated Administrative Order 2020-05 (PDF)

March 17, 2020

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Manistee County and Court operations will remain available; however, the Courthouse will be closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 5 pm through April 5, 2020. Anyone needing County services or who have a previously scheduled appointment with a Court or County office should call the respective office before traveling to a County building.

The public health and safety is our number one concern here in Manistee County, and in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the recent orders by Governor Whitmer, and recommendations from our Public Health Officers, it is clear that our objective must be to promote social distancing to limit the spread of this virus. This change in operations represents our commitment to protecting our residents and employees to the extent possible, while maintaining essential county services.

All services that can be conducted alternatively (U.S. Mail, online, or by phone) or delayed should be handled in that manner. The public should contact the office or court in which they have business in order to determine whether such business can be delayed, conducted over the phone or online.

Please continue to visit our website for information regarding department services and for updates on the status of Manistee County operations.

Those with scheduled appointments will be screened upon entering the building.

Questions may be directed to the County Controller/Administrator Office at 231-398-3504