Department of Corrections

Probation/Parole Services
Since 1913, probation has been the primary form of supervision for anyone convicted of a felony in Michigan. In general, the statutory maximum term of probation is 5 years for felonies and lifetime probation is authorized for some drug offenses. However, within the statutory maximum, the length of probation is determined by the Judge at the time of sentencing.

Parole is the supervision for anyone sentenced to prison by the local court upon their return to the community. The terms and length of parole vary, being determined and ultimately governed by the State Parole Board and administered by the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole staff.

Community Corrections

Circuit Court Records Credit Card Payments
Grand Traverse County
Make a credit card payment online by following the instructions:
    1. Click here for Criminal Fines and Costs  
    2. Provide the required information such as name, email address, telephone number, etc. Then select Next
    3. Verify the information is correct, then select Checkout.
    4. Enter credit card or electronic check payment information.
    5. Review information regarding additional fees and rules and select Submit.
    6. A confirmation will be sent to your email address as well as to the Court Records office.
For questions regarding credit card payments, please contact Grand Traverse County Circuit Court Records at 231-922-4710.
Leelanau County
Leelanau County accepts credit card payment at the County Clerk's office or via telephone at 231-256-9824, only.  

Antrim County
Antrim County does not accept credit card payments at this time.