As Clerk of the Circuit Court, the clerk opens, maintains, tracks and stores the records for all cases filed in the Circuit Court. Court files are public records and may be inspected at the Clerk's office at the Courthouse.
Litigants file at the Clerk of the Court's office for divorce, other family matters (e.g. paternity, custody and juvenile support), civil actions for which the amount of damages exceeds $25,000 and other civil matters over which the Circuit Court has jurisdiction.
All felony criminal cases are filed with the County Clerk's Office.
Types of Records Available
Note: These records are for Berrien County only.
Information needed to perform a complete and accurate record check is the following:
Complete name (first, middle and last)
Date of birth or social security number. Please include the range of years that you would like to have checked.