35th Judicial Circuit Court

Honorable Ward L. Clarkson
Chief Judge

Honorable Matthew Stewart
Circuit Court Judge

Mon - Fri: 8am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm

Circuit Courthouse
208 North Shiawassee Street, 2nd Floor
Corunna, MI 48817

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P: 989.743.2239
F: 989.743.2602


The 35th Circuit Court, Clerk’s Office, and Friend of the Court will be closed October 5 & 6, 2023, for relocation back to the historic courthouse. If you have an emergency filing while we are closed you can contact the Clerk’s Office by emailing circlerkfile@shiawassee.net.

Effective October 10, 2023, the 35th Circuit Court will return to the Historic Court House – 208. N. Shiawassee St., Corunna, MI 48817.


Effective April 3, 2023, the 35th Circuit Court, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, and Friend of the Court will be RELOCATED to:






Mailings to the Court:

For ordinary mail, the Court's mailing address remains 208 N. Shiawassee Street, Corunna, MI 48817. Please do NOT send ordinary mail to the court at its new address or care of the hospital.

For Federal Express/UPS/etc., please use the Court's physical address at Mitchell Auditorium, 826 W. King Street, Owosso, MI 48867




Important legal proceedings take place within the Shiawassee County 35th Circuit Court. The following DRESS CODE POLICY is in effect:



  • No shorts, tee-shirts, tank-type shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jogging suits, pajama or yoga pants;

  • No hats, sunglasses or outdoor jackets shall be worn when appearing formally before the court; or

  • No jeans with holes.



Please remember that your choice of clothing often reflects an attitude when appearing before the court. The following attire is encouraged:

  • Shoes with socks for males;

  • Pants other than jeans; and

  • Collared or casual dress shirt.

4-3-23 LETTER TO THE BAR.pdf

Administrative Order 2023-03 - 35th Circuit Court & Friend of the Court Closure: Relocation

Order - Designating Temporary Alternative Place of Court




To view the daily virtual hearing docket click here

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Welcome to the 35th Judicial Circuit Court

What we do...

The 35th Judicial Circuit Court of Shiawassee County is the trial court of general jurisdiction. It is the court of original jurisdiction for all civil actions with amounts in controversy over $25,000, or more, and criminal cases where the offense involves a felony or circuit court ("high court") misdemeanor. It is comprised of different divisions, Civil, Criminal and the Family Division. The Circuit Court also hears cases appealed from lower courts and from some administrative agencies of State government. Cases which involve family issues, such as divorce, paternity, child support, neglect/ abuse and delinquencies are assigned to the Family Division of Circuit Court. Through the Chief Judge, the court has oversight for other departments which serve as extensions of the court, including the Friend of the Court Office and the County Jury Commission. Criminal appellate assignments are handled through the Circuit Court, as well as appointments for indigent criminal defendants who require court-appointed counsel. There is one Circuit Court Judge in Shiawassee County who, along with the Probate Judge, presides over Family Court matters.

Circuit Court Building