As a service to the community, The Probate Pro is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about the many probate courts in which it appears. Below is the Wayne County Probate Court phone number and other contact information.  


The Wayne County Probate Court is the busiest probate court in Michigan, handling over 38,000 hearings each year and over 13,500 new filings per year.  The Wayne County Probate Court maintains an active docket of over 33,000 cases. 


If you need to contact the Wayne County Probate Court by telephone or e-mail, below is a quick reference guide. 


Wayne County Probate Court Telephone Number: Contact Information 

Wayne County Probate Court 

1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 

2 Woodward Avenue 

Detroit, MI 48226 

Telephone (313) 224-5706 


Wayne County Probate Court Telephone Number: Primary Function of the Probate Court 

The primary function of the Wayne County Probate Court is to administer guardianships, conservatorships, trusts and probate estate for those domiciled in Wayne County, Michigan 


Probate estate administration occurs whether a person had a will, or whether they died without a Will. Probate courts also allow people to deposit wills for safekeeping. 
The probate court is vested with the power to appoint guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults and minors. A guardian can make decisions about a person’s health and personal well-being. A conservator can make decisions about of a person’s property and money. 
Probate courts also handle cases under the Mental Health Code. This includes commitment for hospital care of people alleged to have a mental illness, and guardianship proceedings for developmentally disabled people. 


If you need to reach a Wayne County Probate Court courtroom staff , below is a list of the relevant telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.  Please remember that the probate court employees are not authorized to provide legal advice.   


Wayne County Probate Court Telephone Number: Judges 

Honorable Freddie G. Burton, Jr. 

Chief Judge  


Honorable David Braxton 


Honorable Judy A. Hartsfield  


Honorable Frank S. Szymanski 


Honorable Terrance A. Keith  


Honorable Lisa Marie Neilson 


Honorable Lawrence J. Paolucci 


Honorable David A. Perkins 



Wayne County Probate Court Telephone Number: Other Important Telephone Numbers 

Some additional important telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for other departments of the Wayne County Probate Court can be found below. 

Wayne County Probate Counter 


Analyst Department  


Court Attorney 


Records Department 


Mental Health/Developmentally Disabled 


Human Resources 


Ombudsman for Guardianship/Estates 

Ward Wilson 




Periodically, this information on the Wayne County Probate Court phone number will be updated.  Please let The Probate Pro 1(833) PROBATE know if you need any additional information on the Wayne County Probate Court phone number.