If you owe money related to a Juvenile Court case and are experiencing a financial hardship, please click on the link below to request relief.
If you would like to make a payment, please call the Juvenile Court Reimbursement Department at 469-5258 to schedule an appointment or place your payment in the Reimbursement Department drop box located in the vestibule at 10 N. Main Street, Mt. Clemens. When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please remain in your vehicle and go to MacombCheckIn.com from your smartphone or other device. Click on Juvenile Court and complete the check-in form. You will receive a text message back with further instructions. If you do not have a smartphone, you may enter the building wearing a mask and use the kiosk inside the door.
Case Filing and Information:
10 North Main Street, 8th Floor
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5240
For all Juvenile Court related questions, including information about parental waivers, please contact the main phone number at (586) 469-5240
Due to and during COVID-19 crisis, Macomb County Adoption Department will be accepting electronic filings. Please follow the following procedure with link: Electronic filing procedure.
The following is a list with link to the filing requirements for each adoption type:
The following is a list with link to each of the Macomb County Adoption Department forms:
The Juvenile Division is located in the Old County Building at 10 N. Main, Mount Clemens.
The Juvenile Division of the Macomb County Circuit Court has exclusive jurisdiction in cases involving youths under the age of seventeen and concurrent jurisdiction over those over seventeen, but not yet eighteen. It offers a number of programs for youth who are at risk due to abuse, neglect or delinquency. The Division also presides over adoption requests in Macomb County. Each year approximately 4,500 youths receive some form of service from the Juvenile Division. Interventions run the gamut from prevention services, to probation, detention in the Juvenile Justice Center and placement in facilities offered by private and state authorities. There are over 90 employees in the Juvenile Division.
Juvenile matters are randomly assigned among the judges of the Family Division.
Juvenile Division Reimbursement
10 N. Main St. 1st Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5258
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Reimbursement Division assists the 16th Judicial Circuit Court Juvenile Division in reimbursement of court ordered assessments and the cost of care and service for youth in juvenile cases. Michigan law requires that the costs that are incurred by a child or a parent in the Macomb County Juvenile System be reimbursed by the parents, the child and/or other legally responsible persons consistent with their ability to pay. The amount of the monthly reimbursement payment is determined by the assigned Referee or Judge based on financial information supplied by the responsible person(s). Failure to provide financial information may result in an order of full payment of the actual costs
Financial statements are to be completed by the parents and/or other legally responsible persons. In addition, the following documentation will be required:
- Prior year Federal tax return, schedules and W-2 form
- Three current paycheck stubs
- Statement of Social Security (if applicable)
- Statement of government assistance
- ADC, DHS, Workman's Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, disability insurance), if applicable.
- Copy of divorce decree (if applicable)
- Medical insurance information
- Copy of driver's license or other photo ID
COSTS ASSESSED BY THE COURT
- Cost of Care Expenses
- Attorney Fees
- Probation Fees
- Diversion Services
- Medical Fees
- Other Miscellaneous Fees and Costs
Government benefits and child support payments are to be paid to the County of Macomb during the period in which a child is placed in care outside of the home by Juvenile Division. Benefits include but are not limited to child support, Social Security, Supplemental Social Security, Veterans payments, Adoption Subsidies, trust funds.
BILLING AND PAYMENT PROCEDURES
Reminder notices will be periodically be sent to responsible parties. Payments are due monthly as established by the Reimbursement Order.
You can pay in person at:
Reimbursement Division and Judicial Aide
10 N. Main, 1st Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Court Administration office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays (except Macomb County holidays)
You can mail your payments to:
10 N. Main, 1st Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Cash is accepted as well as checks and money orders payable to Macomb County. Include the case number on any checks or money orders.
NSF Policy Checks or money orders returned for insufficient funds will be forwarded to the Macomb Prosecutor's Office for investigation and prosecution.
Voluntary wage assignments are available for payment deduction.
Payments may be made by credit card via the Government Payment Service by calling TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (888) 604 7888 referencing 'pay location 1443.'
FAILURE TO PAY
A Petition and Order to Show Cause why you should not be held in contempt of court or other available remedy allowed by law will be sought if you do not pay as ordered. This may include a bench warrant for your arrest for failure to appear, penalties pursuant to state law, a court ordered wage assignment, garnishment, and any other remedy allowed by law.
A person who fails to pay a fee or costs in full within 56 days of the date it is due and owing will be subject to a late penalty in the amount of 20% of the amount owed pursuant to MCL 600.4803.
Bond monies may be retained by the Court in payment of juvenile costs. MCR 5.935(c)(6)(a).
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS
Questions or problems regarding your account may be submitted by letter stating the nature of the question or problem to:
Macomb County Reimbursement Division
10 North Main, 1st Floor
Mount Clemens MI 48043
RIGHT TO HEARING
An interested party in a juvenile proceeding has the right to request a hearing before the assigned judge or referee. If so the interested party must request a hearing pursuant to the Michigan court rules.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The parents, guardians, custodians of the juvenile and any other individual involved in the case, shall keep the Court/Reimbursement Division informed, in writing, of their current mailing address.