Resource Directory — Michigan Courts: Circuit 46, Crawford, Kalkaska, & Otsego Counties

COURTS IN CIRCUIT 46

46TH CIRCUIT COURT

Circuit 46 website (links to new window)

Crawford, Kalkaska and Otsego Counties

  • George J. Mertz (P64015), Chief Judge
  • Colin G. Hunter (P71821), Circuit Judge
  • Michael K. Cooper (P28815), District/Probate Division Chief Judge – Otsego Co.
  • Lynne M. Buday (P35771), Family Division Chief Judge – Kalkaska Co.
  • Monte Burmeister (P48732), Family Division Chief Judge – Crawford Co.

CRAWFORD COUNTY

200 West Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738

Title Phone
Judge Burmeister’s Office 989-344-3260
Court Administration: Juanita L. Massey 989-344-3882
Circuit Division Clerk: Sandra Moore 989-344-3200
Assignment Clerk for Judge Mertz 989-731-0224
Assignment Clerk for Judge Hunter 989-344-3271
ADR Clerk (all divisions) 989-731-0224
DOC Probation Dept. 989-344-3208
Family Division Juvenile Register 989-344-3239
Friend of the Ct.: Catherine Vought 989-344-3272

KALKASKA COUNTY

605 North Birch St., Kalkaska, MI 49646

Title Phone
Judge Buday’s Office 231-258-3314
Court Administration: Mark Holston 231-258-3330
Circuit Division Clerk: Deborah Hill 231-258-3300
Assignment Clerk 989-731-0224
Assignment Clerk for Judge Allen 989-731-0225
ADR Clerk (all divisions) 989-731-0224
DOC Probation Dept 231-258-6911
Family Division Juvenile Register 231-258-3314
Friend of the Ct. Supervisor: Jamie Smith 231-258-9744
Friend of the Court: Catherine Vought 989-344-3272

OTSEGO COUNTY

225 W Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735

Title Phone
Judge Mertz’s Office 989-731-0224
Judge Hunter’s Office 989-344-3271
800 Livingston Blvd, Ste 1C Gaylord 49735
Judge Cooper’s Office 989-731-0205
Court Administrator: Victoria Courterier 989-731-0228
Circuit Division Clerk: Susan DeFeyter 989-731-7500
Mail Circuit Pleadings to: 225 West Main, Gaylord, MI 49735
Assignment Clerk for Judge Mertz 989-731-0224
Assignment Clerk for Judge Hunter 989-344-3271
ADR Clerk (all divisions) 989-731-0224
DOC Probation Dept. 989-731-7641
Family Division Juvenile Register 989-731-0214
Friend of the Court: Catherine Vought 989-344-3272
Friend of the Court Supervisor: Francine Zysk 989-731-7450

PROBATE COURTS

CRAWFORD — Grayling

Crawford County website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Monte J. Burmeister (P48732), Chief Judge 989-344-3260
200 W Michigan Ave, Grayling, 49738 FAX: 989-344-3277
Judicial Assistant: Noralee LeRay 989-344-3260
Probate Register: Camarin Talarico 989-344-3237
FAX: 989-348-8529

KALKASKA — Kalkaska

Kalkaska County website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Lynne M. Buday (P35771), Chief Judge 231-258-3314
605 N Birch St, Kalkaska, 49646
Ct. Admnr/Ref.: Teresa M. Hill 231-258-3330
Court Administrator / Referee email
Probate Register: Jody Lance 231-258-3330
Probate Register email
Juvenile Register: Melanie Vergote 231-258-3314
Juvenile Register email

OTSEGO — Gaylord

Circuit 46 website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Michael K. Cooper (P28815), Chief Judge 989-731-0205
800 Livingston Blvd, Ste 1C, Gaylord 49735
Ct. Admnr: Victoria A. Courterier 989-731-0228
Probate Register: Carmen Parker 989-731-0204

DISTRICT COURTS

DISTRICT 87-A – Ostego County

District 87-A website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Michael K. Cooper (P28815) 989-731-0205
800 Livingston Blvd Ste 1C, Gaylord, MI 49735
Court Administration (Victoria A. Courterier) 989-731-0228
District Division Supervisor 989-731-0223
District Division Civil 989-731-0239
District Division Small Claims 989-731-0239
District Court Traffic 989-731-0201
District Division Criminal 989-731-0217
District Division Probation 989-731-0215
Drug Court Probation 989-731-0218
To contact Magistrate: Call Traffic Division for on-duty magistrate.

DISTRICT 87-B-Kalkaska County

Kalkaska County website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Lynne M. Buday (35771), Chief Judge 231-258-3314
605 North Birch Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646
Court Admin,/Mag (Teresa M. Hill) 231-258-3330
District Division Criminal, Traffic, and Civil 231-258-9031
District Division Probation 231-258-9035
Mags: Malena Whiteford & Melanie Vergote 231-258-3314

DISTRICT 87-C – Crawford County

Crawford County website (links to new window)

Title Phone
Monte J. Burmeister (P48732), District Judge 989-344-3260
200 West Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738
Court Admr.: Juanita L. Massey 989-344-3882
District Division Criminal 989-344-3240
District Division Civil 989-344-3242
District Division Traffic 989-344-3245
District Division Probation 989-344-3252
To contact Magistrate: Call Traffic Division for on-duty magistrate.