Berrien County Court Records Search

See Berrien County MI courts and search free public court records. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters.

Niles District Court 1205 North Front Street Niles MI 49120 269-684-5274

St. Joseph Circuit Court 811 Port Street St. Joseph MI 49085 269-983-7111

St. Joseph District Court 811 Port Street St. Joseph MI 49085 269-983-7111

Three Oaks District Court 21 North Elm Street Three Oaks MI 49128 269-756-1413

Find Berrien County Court Records

Berrien County Courts maintain records on all legal actions taken in Berrien County, MI, which can include court cases, legal filings, and court docket information. These public records are open and available upon request in Berrien County. In order to locate the correct court record, you will need to know which Berrien County Court heard the case. Legal actions are divided between Berrien County Criminal Courts and Berrien County Civil Courts.

Berrien County Criminal Records

Criminal Courts in Berrien County, MI maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, DUIs, property crimes, drug charges, and other criminal charges. These criminal records often include Berrien County Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.

Berrien County Civil Court Records

Civil Courts at the Michigan State level in Berrien County contain public records on legal actions that are not criminal in nature, including traffic accident reports, divorce proceedings, nonpayment claims following business transactions, consumer complaints, and product liability claims. Michigan Civil Courts have records on Berrien County adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Berrien County Tax Court records. Some of these records may be sealed or partially redacted due to the sensitive information they contain.

Federal Civil Court Records in Berrien County

Berrien County Federal Civil Courts have records on business and personal bankruptcy cases, civil rights abuses, disputes among banks and financial institutions, interstate commerce claims, and any issue involving Federal government agencies. You can also obtain court records on Berrien County subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Berrien County Court.

Contact Berrien County Courts

Once you have identified the court holding the documents you need, you can contact that court directly for court records. For Federal Courts in Berrien County, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, Berrien County Court, or Michigan State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.