Probate Court


The Probate Court is a court of statutory jurisdiction.  The court hears cases concerning decedent estates and wills, trust administration, appointment and supervision of guardians and conservators for minors, adults and developmentally disabled individuals and mental health cases including commitment hearings and transport orders.  The Probate Court also has jurisdiction regarding the examination of safe deposit box of a deceased person, secret marriages, drain proceedings, establishing death of disaster/accident victims and delayed registration of foreign birth

Vision Statement

The vision of the Kalamazoo County Probate Court is to provide leadership for the continuous improvement of a justice system that is responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the public in an efficient and effective manner.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kalamazoo County Probate Court is to administer justice with fairness, equality, and integrity, to resolve matters before the court in a timely manner, and to provide courteous and prompt service in a manner that inspires trust and confidence.


Since the Probate Court receives many inquiries for the "probation department", it is worth noting that the Probate Court has NOTHING TO DO WITH PROBATION. Please call Adult Probation - Circuit Court (269-383-8972), District Court Probation (269-384-8241) or Juvenile Probation - Family Division (269-385-6000) for those respective services.


This website was created by the Kalamazoo County Probate Court as a public service. All information on this site is intended to be accurate, complete and timely; however, neither the Court nor Kalamazoo County warrants the accuracy of the information contained herein nor are they responsible for any errors or omissions and they assume no liability for its use. While the information on this site may be about legal issues, it is not intended as legal advice. This site includes links to other sites on the Internet. The Court and the County do not endorse any linked sites nor do they assume any responsibility for the content or availability of those sites.