36TH District Court Announces Re-Opening of Civil Division for Acceptance of In-Person Filings

Jun 11, 2021

The 36th District Court is pleased to announce that the acceptance of in-person filings will resume for the Civil Division on June 21, 2021.

While filings have been accepted electronically throughout the duration of the pandemic, the Court hopes to increase access and expedite processing for all civil litigants with this expansion of services within the building.

Chief Judge William C. McConico stated, “Our staff and our bench has worked tirelessly to ensure that quality and speed of service has exceeded all expectations throughout the public health crisis caused by COVID-19.  However, considering the falling positivity rate in the City of Detroit and throughout the State of Michigan as a whole, we feel that we can safely re-open for in-person services in the Civil Division at this time.  While nearly all cases will continue to proceed virtually for the foreseeable future, it is our hope that we will be able to speed up the processing of civil paperwork, as well as offer more options to our users by opening up our Civil Division at this time.”

Please note that masks are still required to be worn throughout the Court building, and health screenings are conducted prior to entry. The 36th District Court remains committed to protecting the health and safety of its staff, its bench, and the public it serves.  Careful consideration is given to the data provided by the Detroit Health Department, as well as the guidance distributed by the State Court Administrative Office. 

The Court appreciates the patience and understanding of all parties during this time. For further updates and information, please visit the Court’s website at