Move back to Phase 2 began Monday
From our friends at the Newaygo County Courts:
NEWAYGO COUNTY – The Newaygo County Courthouse has re-entered Phase 2 as of Monday, May 24, 2021. This means that the Trial Courts will be able to facilitate a limited number of in person hearings as approved by the presiding and Chief Judge in addition to the emergency and/or essential hearings services being conducted in Phase 1. Jury trials may also be conducted if the Trial Courts meet additional metrics to do so safely in the community. If your business with the court can be handled via phone, fax, mail, or email, please continue to use those methods before coming to the courthouse. The public will be permitted into the building for in-person emergency and essential hearings, hearings where litigants have right to be present, or for limited in-person hearings approved by the presiding and Chief Judge. Emergency or essential functions involve the health, safety and Constitutional rights of the citizens of Newaygo County. If you make a visit to the Courthouse during this time staff may inquire about your business and provide guidance to limit exposures within the courthouse.
Visitors to the Newaygo County Courthouse will continue to have a health screening including a temperature assessment. Staff and visitors will wear masks in the building and adhere to six-foot social distancing. It is important to note that although other restrictions may be lessening in the community that the Supreme Court and State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) take the health and safety of the public seriously and will continue to keep protective measures in place at this time.
All hearings that are not emergencies, essential, previously approved by judges, or where litigants have the right to be present will be conducted remotely via Zoom or teleconference as directed. It is preferred that filings be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the courthouse whenever possible. Please feel free to use the drop box as you enter the courthouse for non-emergency filings. The appropriate court may be contacted with the information below if you have questions about filing paperwork or appearing remotely for a hearing. Court sessions will continue to be livestreamed via YouTube to provide public access. Please visit the recently updated newaygocountymi.gov website under the court tabs for more information about COVID 19 and viewing YouTube.
Please see the complete Local Administrative Order for Phase 2 for further details!:
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (231) 689-7251
Main Phone: (231) 689-7252
Fax: (231) 689-7015
Phone: (231) 689-7228
Main Phone: (231) 689-7257
Fax (231) 689-7258
Phone: (231) 689-7274
Main: (231) 689-7270
Fax: (231) 689-7276
The Newaygo County Courthouse and its staff hopes to return to Phase 3 soon where we can continue to safely expand public access.
Hon. Robert D. Springstead
Circuit Court Judge
Newaygo County Trial Courts