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Circuit Court Recorded Video Hearing Request

  1. Request a Copy of a Recorded Video Hearing

    The Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 2020-08 on July 26, 2021.  It amended MCR 2.407 regarding videoconferencing.  Pursuant to MCR 2.407, courts shall provide access to the public either during the proceeding or immediately after via access to a video recording of the proceeding, unless the proceeding is closed or access would otherwise be limited by statute or rule.  The public has the ability to view all Muskegon County Circuit/Probate/Family Court proceedings live in the Muskegon County Hall of Justice.

    If a video recording of the proceeding is requested after the proceeding, members of the public must first pay the cost of $20 per court proceeding, or $20 per day, for any court proceeding that exceeds a day, which can be paid online at, or paid in-person by cash, check or money order (payable to Muskegon County), payable at:

    14th Circuit Court Cash Office
    Hall of Justice - 3rd Floor
    990 Terrace Street
    Muskegon, MI 49442

    After payment, retain the confirmation/receipt #, as it is required on this form as proof of payment.  The request will NOT be processed if the payment confirmation/receipt # is not on the request form.  Upon completion of payment, this request form can be submitted, which is linked to the email address of the selected Judge’s Judicial Secretary.  Depending on the size of the video proceeding, it may be emailed or copied to a DVD or flash drive for mailing or pick-up.

  2. Enter the case number of the hearing you are requesting (if known).
  3. Enter the date of the hearing.
  4. Enter the first and last name of one of the parties in the hearing.
  5. Please enter your first and last name.
  6. Enter an email address you wish the hearing video to be sent.
  7. Please enter the confirmation/receipt number you received from AllPaid or the cash office.

  8. Any additional questions or information can be entered here. Please note that only questions relating to the video hearing request will be answered.
  9. Terms of Usage:*

    I understand that any video recording viewed or obtained pursuant to this request may not be reproduced, altered, disseminated, placed on the internet, published, or posted, without prior approval of the Chief Judge or designee, subject to the following exceptions: 1) The restriction does not apply to or restrict usage by properly credentialed news media representatives, 2) For Attorneys of Record in a particular matter, video obtained pursuant to this request may be shared with client(s) only, for the limited purpose of litigation preparation.  Any violation may be treated as contempt of court.  This recording is not considered an official transcript of the court proceeding it depicts, and cannot be utilized as such, for any purpose that an official transcript, allowable under Michigan law, may be used. 

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