Wayne County Probate Court

All of The Useful Information, and Resources You Need In One Location

In the State of Michigan, Probate is handled at the county level. So, if you’re Probating an Estate in Wayne County, Michigan, your case will be handled in the Wayne County Probate Court located in Downtown Detroit. At Rochester Law Center, our Probate Lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in the Wayne County Probate Court. To help you navigate Probate, we put together some useful information, links, and resources. 

About Wayne County Probate Court

Location and Directions To The Wayne County Courthouse

The Wayne County Probate Court is located inside of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Jefferson. 


Wayne County Probate Court

1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48226 

Phone:  313-224-5706

Security Requirements at Wayne County Probate Court

When entering the Wayne County Courthouse make sure you plan ahead for security. The court doesn’t allow cameras, camera phones, recording devices, weapons or cutting instruments to enter the courthouse.

Hours of Operation

The court is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm and is closed during most major holidays.

The court closes for lunch daily from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Wayne County Probate Court Judges

Honorable Freddie G. Burton, Jr., Chief Judge

Honorable David Braxton, Chief Judge Pro Tempore

Honorable Judy A. Hartsfield

Honorable Frank S. Szymanski

Honorable Terrance A. Keith

Honorable Lisa Marie Neilson

Honorable Lawrence J. Paolucci

Honorable David A. Perkins

Forms, Information, and Online Resources

Please visit the Wayne County Probate Court’s website to find the following useful information: 

  • Probate Information
  • How To Start A Wayne County Probate Case
  • Probate Frequently Asked Questions
  • Probate Court Forms 
  • Filing Fees 
  • Case Lookup
  • ADA Accommodations

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