Probate & Family Court
18th Probate District Court (Mecosta and Osceola Counties)
Judge Tyler Thompson
Until further notice, and pursuant to Orders of the Michigan Supreme Court, Mecosta and Osceola County Courts are closed to the general public. That is, no one may personally appear at the courthouse for their court case. However, criminal and civil court cases will continue to the extent possible remotely through Zoom videoconferencing. Essential staffing levels will be maintained to fulfill our core functions and to protect the community. Due to these uncertain times, this information will be updated as possible but may not be current. If you have questions – please call the Court.
For further information regarding statewide closures during the COVID-19 pandemic please see: https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/Pages/COVID-19.aspx
Until further notice, all hearings will be held via Zoom videoconference in order to achieve social distancing. Every effort will be made to follow Constitutional Due Process guarantees giving due regard for the safety of all litigants, their attorneys as well as witnesses. All in-person civil hearings will be adjourned until further notice. As possible, hearings will continue to be held via Zoom videoconference. Participants will receive detailed Zoom videoconference instructions from the court, their attorney, or another party’s attorney prior to the hearing.
All documents must be submitted by mail. If you have paperwork to file regarding an emergency hearing, it may be filed by fax or by email. Limited staff will be available to answer telephone calls as available.
telephone: (231) 592-0135 (ext.1)
fax: (231) 592-0191
mail: 400 Elm St., Big Rapids, MI 49307
telephone: (231) 832-6124
fax: (231) 832-6181
mail: 410 West Upton Ave., Reed City, MI 49677
Mecosta and Osceola courts are offering a live broadcast of our public court hearings via YouTube. The hearings are live, and will not be available to watch at a later time. No person may record court proceedings without the express written permission of the presiding judge.
Judge Tyler Thompson - 18th Probate District & 49th Circuit – Family Division
Probate & Family Court handles:
Estates, name changes, emancipations, trust registration, wills, and safe deposit box openings.
Guardianships, protective proceedings, mental commitments, civil actions, and drain appeals.
Neglect / abuse and delinquency matters.