Access to the Courts

The Michigan judiciary is committed to open access to judicial services. This means eliminating all forms of bias from the courts and assuring the fair and equal application of the law for all persons in the Michigan court system. The courts are obligated to protect the confidentiality of court users as required by statute and court rule, and provide a courtroom environment that fosters fairness, accessibility, and accountability.


For questions please contact the 89th District Court.  Contact information is below:

Jodi Barrette
Court Administrator
89th District Court
P.O. Box 70
County Building
Cheboygan, MI  49721

Phone:  231-627-8842
Fax:  231-627-8444

Americans with Disabilities Act Resources

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) identify the responsibilities of courts under Title II to provide access for citizens with disabilities to programs and services offered by public entities, including courts. Michigan courts have an obligation to take proactive steps to remove barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities. Nearly two million people in Michigan have some kind of disability.

Language Access Resources

The Language Access Program was established to ensure that all persons in Michigan, regardless of their proficiency in the English language, have the right to equal access to the courts and to justice, and have the right to access all of the services and programs provided in court facilities.  The State Court Administrative Office provides resources to assist the courts in this endeavor, including testing and certification of interpreters, translated forms and other relevant materials, and guidance for the trial courts and interpreters.

To view the Cheboygan County Courts plan please click on the following link:

Local Administrative Orders

Local Administrative Orders and Plans, Local Court Rules

Authority, Scope, and Procedure for Local Order and Plans

A trial court may issue a local administrative order governing only internal court management. Administrative orders must be sequentially numbered during the calendar year of their issuance. Before its effective date an administrative order must be sent to the State Court Administrator. If the State Court Administrator directs, a trial court shall stay the effective date of an administrative order or shall revoke it. A trial court may submit such an order to the Supreme Court as a local court rule. [MCR 8.112(B)]

District Judge
Maria I. Barton

870 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8809
Fax: (231) 627-8444

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

M-F(excluding holidays)

Additional Staff
Court Administrator
Jodi Barrette
(231) 627-8809
Fax: 231-627-8444
(231) 627-8809
Fax: 231-627-8444
(231) 627-8839
Fax: 231-627-8444
(231) 627-8853