Chief judge reduces court hours

FLINT — The Genesee County Probate Court, 7th Judicial Circuit Court and 67th District Court have been closed to the public due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order suspending all court activity until at least April 14.

Further information about how to access the courts can be found at www.7thcircuitcourt.com, www.gcprobatecourt.com and 67thdc.com/

The public is advised not to come to the courthouse before reviewing the websites as a first point of information.

Most court operations have been adjourned, except for those that have been determined to be essential and emergency in nature.

The Probate and Circuit Courts have developed alternate methods of court filing, during this period of closure related to the COVID-19 health emergency.

This action is taken out of concern for the health and safety of the public, as well as court staff.

Court operations necessarily entail other state and local agencies who have worked cooperatively to reduce the hours of court operations while continuing to serve the citizens of Genesee County. — G.G.