23rd Judicial Circuit Court

Judge David C. Riffel

The 23rd Judicial Circuit Court is one of the largest circuits, geographically, in the State of Michigan. The 23rd Circuit Court covers the counties of Alcona, Arenac, Iosco and Oscoda, and has one Circuit Judge.

The 23rd Circuit Court has jurisdiction over all civil cases involving more than $25,000, all criminal cases where the offense is a felony or serious misdemeanor, all domestic relations cases, all child abuse, neglect and delinquency cases and other case types.

The Circuit Court also hears appeals from District Court; appeals from local government boards such as zoning appeals; and appeals from some administrative agencies of state government such as the Driver’s License Appeal Division of the Secretary of State.

Online Payments

Court ordered fees, costs and bonds can be paid online. A nominal convenience fee will be charged.