70th District Court
District Court hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The 70th District Court is located on the 3rd floor of the Saginaw County Governmental Center, 111 S. Michigan in the City of Saginaw.
Visit the links below for more information.
70th District Court Judges
District Court Administration
Frequently Asked Questions
Circuit Court - Family Division
The Circuit Court-Family Divisions is located at 3360 Hospital Road
Saginaw, MI 48603
The Family Division of the Circuit Court is located at 3360 Hospital Road in Saginaw and has exclusive jurisdiction of children under the age of 17 who are found to come within the provisions of the Michigan Juvenile Code. This Division acts as trial court. The court is required to make findings of guilt or innocence in delinquency cases, decide disposition, and assume temporary or permanent wardship in delinquency and neglect/abuse cases.
10th Circuit Court
Saginaw County has five Circuit Court Judges who are elected by the citizens of the County for six-year terms. The Circuit Court, located in the Courthouse, provides an impartial forum for the resolution of disputes. These disputes may be felony cases, civil cases with a value in excess of $25,000, divorce and family related matters and appeals from Probate and District Courts and administrative agencies.
Witnesses for cases in the 10th Circuit Court will often find themselves being served with notices to appear several times before a disposition is reached in the case. Please note, that the Saginaw Township Police Department does not schedule nor control how matters are scheduled by the court.
More information on the 10th Circuit Court can be found here.
What is a subpoena?
Persons involved in court cases are issued subpoenas to appear in court. These court orders mandate that a person appear at a pre-set date and time in order for their testimony to be heard.
Subpoena's are often served by officers and detectives that often are not involved in the actual case. If you are served, the officer more than likely will not be able to answer specific questions but general directions about a court appearance may be offered.
When an officer attempts to serve a subpoena and no contact is made at the address of service, a blue "NOTICE OF SUBPOENA" card will be left on or near the door. On the blue card will be instructions on contacting our office so that an officer can get the subpoena to you.
Do I need to appear?
On the back of each subpoena are instructions on how to contact the Saginaw County Prosecutors Office. Persons that are notified to attend a court matter can call 989-790-5580 after 5:00pm the night before the scheduled date to see if they need to appear.