Manistee County Administration, Manistee, Michigan
Sunday, 09 August 2020
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08/07/2020 Website Update:

Manistee County will be unveiling your new County website on Tuesday August 11th at approximately 11am. There may be a brief interruption in availability of the website during the change over period. Please note, any bookmarks created from the old website will no longer function. The new website offers a host of exciting features and an updated modern interface.


August 4, 2020 Primary Election Results



07/17/2020 Effective Immediately: icon Court Guidelines for Face Masks

7/8/2020 Courthouse and government center hours are now 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday unless otherwise posted.

We ask that if you do not feel well, please stay home.

Any services that can be conducted alternatively (U.S. Mail, online, or by phone) should be handled in that manner.  There is also a drop box located at the entry of the building.

Manistee County has incorporated new processes to ensure the safety of our employees and the public.  To read about the new processes, please visit read our icon 2020 Preparedness Plan



Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, the 19th Circuit Court, 85th District Court, and the Manistee County Probate Court will begin their first steps toward returning to full capacity. The Manistee County Government Center will be open to the public from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00A.M and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. These modified hours will be in effect until June 19, 2020. If the downward trend of COVID 19 continues, the Government Center will return to regular business hours on Monday, June 22, 2020 of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

For members of the public entering the Government Center for court business, Local Administrative Order (#2020-02,03 and 04) outlines the protections in place for the public and employees including screening, masks, hand washing and 6’ social distancing. This Order may be viewed at

Courtroom capacity shall be limited to accommodate required social distancing. Members of the public are expected to wear a mask upon entering the courtroom unless it cannot be medically tolerated. Alternative methods of viewing courtroom proceedings may be available if capacity has been reached. Please contact the court at the number below for further information:

19th Circuit—231-723-6664

Friend of the Court –231-723-7242

Family Division-Juvenile--

85th District—231-723-5010

Manistee County Probate—231-723-3261


April 9, 2020

Coronavirus information from Friend of the Court:

icon Michigan Supreme Court News release regarding Children and Child Support

icon District #10 – PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY regarding TRAVEL

icon US Senator Gary Peters/ Information regarding STIMULUS CHECKS

icon FAQ’s about Custody and Parenting Time During COVID 19





ImageManistee County, state designated "Community of Economic Excellence," is located on Lake Michigan, a part of northwestern Michigan. Historic Manistee, the Victorian port city, is the county seat, with the downtown on the state and national Historic registers, and a riverwalk running through downtown to Lake Michigan. Coastline villages include Onekama, Arcadia, Bear Lake, Copemish, Kaleva, Brethren, and Wellston. The county is a paradise for water and sports enthusiasts and is known as the "Fishing Capitol of the Midwest." Lakes within the county include Portage, Bear Lake, and Manistee Lake.

There are also many rivers and streams. The diverse economy includes Morton Salt "When it rains, it pours" Co., a large paper products co., and many smaller industries. Manistee County has a vast natural beauty and a "hometown" feeling, and cultural arts include the historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee Symphony Orchestra, Manistee Art Institute, three dance studios, and three art galleries.


Last Updated on Friday, 07 August 2020 16:02