Fax Transmission of Documents

Rev. 1/19




Pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Order 2002-54, the Wayne County Probate Court adopts the following policy regarding fax transmission of documents (MCR 2.406):



·         Pleadings requiring a fee will not be accepted for filing. 

·         No fee will be charged for facsimile transmission of documents.

·         Faxed transmissions must:

o   Include a cover sheet containing: case name/number, document title, and name/phone # of sender. 

o   Be no more than 20 pages, excluding the cover sheet. 

o   On 8.5”x11” paper, and no smaller than 12-point font (MCR 1.109) 

·          Documents received during regular business hours of the court will be deemed filed on that business day.  Documents received after regular business hours and on weekends or designated court holidays will be deemed filed on the next business day.

·         Documents filed by fax are considered original documents.  The filing party shall retain the documents that were transmitted by fax as well as the fax confirmation sheet. 

·         A signature includes a signature transmitted by fax (MCR 2.114)

·         Any document may be filed via facsimile as long as no filing fee is required.  See the chart below as to where specific documents should be faxed in the Wayne County Probate Court:



Where to send

e-Fax #

Case evaluation/Mediation acceptance/rejections

Court Attorney

(313) 967-4042

Notice of Continued Administration

Service Clerk

(313) 967-4030

Sworn Statement to Close

Certificate of Completion

Inventory – Decedent Estate

Inventory- Conservatorship

Inventory -Trust



Judge of Record

Hon. Freddie G. Burton, Jr.

   (313) 967-4045

Hon. David Braxton

   (313) 967-4014


Hon. Judy A. Hartsfield

   (313) 967-4039

Hon. Terrance A. Keith

   (313) 967-4023

Hon. Lawrence J. Paolucci

   (313) 967-4020

Hon. David A. Perkins

   (313) 967-4010


Attorney Withdrawals


Death Certificates

Guardian ad litem Reports

Proofs of Service with Notice of Hearing


Stipulated order (not petition) for withdrawal of attorney

Guardianship Reviews



(313) 967-4035

Mental Health Petitions

Report of Condition of Developmentally Disabled

Mental Health

(313) 967-4013

Affidavit of Publication



(313) 967-4041

Annual Reports

Proofs of Service without Notice of Hearing

Verification of Funds/Proof of Restricted Account

Change of Address

Waivers and Consents