77th District Court
77th District Court (Mecosta and Osceola Counties)
Judge Peter M. Jaklevic
Until further notice, and pursuant to Orders of the Michigan Supreme Court, Mecosta and Osceola County Courts are closed to the general public. That is, no one may personally appear at the courthouse for their court case. However, criminal and civil court cases will continue to the extent possible remotely through Zoom videoconferencing. Essential staffing levels will be maintained to fulfill our core functions and to protect the community. Due to these uncertain times, this information will be updated as possible but may not be current. If you have questions – please call the Court.
For further information regarding statewide closures during the COVID-19 pandemic please see: https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/Pages/COVID-19.aspx
For landlord / tenant information, see: https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/Pages/COVID-19-AR.aspx. The June 9, 2020 Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order regarding Landlord Tenant filings: https://courts.michigan.gov/Courts/MichiganSupremeCourt/rules/court-rules-admin-matters/Administrative%20Orders/2020-08_2020-06-09_FormattedOrder_AO2020-17.pdf
If you receive a notice to appear in Court, you will also receive detailed instructions about how to appear remotely through Zoom. The 77th District Court Zoom Meeting ID is 575-251-4352. If you have any questions, please contact your attorney or the District Court.
Mecosta District Court: 231-592-0799
Osceola District Court: 231-832-6155
Collections - Call w/Card or Mail Money Orders:
Mecosta: 231-592-0799 (Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mail: 77th District Court, 400 Elm St., Big Rapids, MI 49307
Osceola: 231-832-6155 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Mail: 77th District Court, 410 W. Upton, Reed City, MI 49677
Dennis DuVall: 616-821-2216
Jim Samuels: 231-349-2179
Greg Merrifield: 231-499-0474
You may watch a live broadcast of our public court hearings via YouTube. The hearings are live, and will not be available to watch at a later time. No person may record court proceedings without the express written permission of the presiding judge.
Judge Peter Jaklevic - 77th District Court
The District Court handles:
Misdemeanor cases, small claims, landlord and tenant issues, land contract forfeitures, breach of contract and all consumer complaints and other civil disputes where the amount of damages are less than $25,000.
Initiation of charges and preliminary examination in felony cases.