The Kalkaska County Governmental Center houses the 46th Circuit Trial Court and the 87th District Court.
All courts in Kalkaska, Crawford and Otsego counties operate as a "unified trial court" called the 46th
Circuit Trial Court. This merged court system has proven to be a more efficient use of the judges and court personnel.
The merge has simplified case handling, reduced repetition and continues to curtail the rising costs on the judicial
The Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office provides numerous services to the courts in Kalkaska County. The assigned
personnel above, provide prisoner transport between the courts and the county jail. These deputies closely guard the
prisoners/defendants inside the courtrooms, not only to prevent escape, but to ensure the protection and safety of all
in the courtroom.
Court hearings often involve very emotional issues such as child custody, domestic violence, child abuse and
cases with penalties ranging from fines to life in prison. Court officers are expected to maintain order during these and all other types of hearings.
Court Officers are also responsible for the transport of "sentenced" inmates to prisons throughout Michigan.
For additional information on Kalkaska's court system, you may visit the
46th Circuit Court
(hover to view a deputy's photo)