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Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court

Has exclusive jurisdiction in cases involving youths under the age of 17 and concurrent jurisdiction over those over 17, but not yet 18.

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The Juvenile Division of the Macomb County Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in cases involving youths under the age of 17 and concurrent jurisdiction over those over 17, but not yet 18. It offers a number of programs for youth who are at risk due to abuse, neglect or delinquency. The Division also presides over adoption requests in Macomb County. Each year, approximately 4,500 youths receive some form of service from the Juvenile Division. Interventions run the gamut from prevention services, to probation, detention in the Juvenile Justice Center and placement in facilities offered by private and state authorities. There are more than 90 employees in the Juvenile Division.

COVID-19 directive

If you owe money related to a Juvenile Court case and are experiencing a financial hardship, please click on the link below to request relief.

Motion for reconsideration of costs

If you would like to make a payment, please call the Juvenile Court Reimbursement Department at 586-469-5258 to schedule an appointment or place your payment in the Reimbursement Department drop box located in the vestibule at 10 North Main St., Mount Clemens.  When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please remain in your vehicle and go to from your smartphone or other device.  Click on Juvenile Court and complete the check-in form.  You will receive a text message back with further instructions.  If you do not have a smartphone, you may enter the building wearing a mask and use the kiosk inside the door.  

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Case filing and information:

10 North Main St., 8th Floor
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
Phone: 586-469-5240

For all Juvenile Court related questions please contact the main phone number at 586-469-5240.

Waiver of parental consent for an abortion:

If you have any questions or need further assistance please call 586-469-5240.  


Macomb County Adoption Department accepts petitions for adoption filing via electronic, hand delivery or by mail pursuant to the one page step by step filing procedure link that follows:   Filing Procedure for Adoption Petitions.

The following is a list with link to the filing requirements for each adoption type:

The following is a list with link to each of the Macomb County Adoption Department forms:

Case assignment

Juvenile matters are randomly assigned among the judges of the Family Division.

Juvenile Division Reimbursement
Court Administration
10 North Main St. 1st Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 586-469-5258

Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Reimbursement Division assists the 16th Judicial Circuit Court - Juvenile Division in reimbursement of court-ordered assessments.

Billing and payment procedures

Reminder notices will be periodically be sent to responsible parties. Payments are due monthly as established by the Reimbursement Order.

You can pay in person at:

Reimbursement Division
10 North Main St., 1st Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Court Administration office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays - Fridays (except Macomb County holidays)

You can mail your payments to:

Reimbursement Division
10 North Main St., 1st Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Cash is accepted as well as checks and money orders payable to Macomb County. Include the case number on any checks or money orders.

NSF Policy Checks or money orders returned for insufficient funds will be forwarded to the Macomb Prosecutor's Office for investigation and prosecution.

Voluntary wage assignments are available for payment deduction.

Payments may be made by credit card via the Government Payment Service by calling TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 888-604 7888 referencing 'pay location 1443.'

Late penalty

A person who fails to pay a fee or costs in full within 56 days of the date it is due and owing will be subject to a late penalty in the amount of 20% of the amount owed pursuant to MCL 600.4803.


Bond monies may be retained by the Court in payment of juvenile costs. MCR 5.935(c)(6)(a).

Questions and problems

Questions or problems regarding your account may be submitted by letter stating the nature of the question or problem to:

Macomb County Reimbursement Division
10 North Main St., 1st Floor
Mount Clemens MI 48043

Right to hearing

An interested party in a juvenile proceeding has the right to request a hearing before the assigned judge or referee. If so the interested party must request a hearing pursuant to the Michigan court rules.

Change of address 

The parents, guardians, custodians of the juvenile and any other individual involved in the case, shall keep the Court/Reimbursement Division informed, in writing, of their current mailing address.

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