Adult Conservatorship


What you need to know before filing a petition to appoint a conservator. Please review the attached pamphlet PC667 which provides information on conservatorships and on their alternatives.


PC639 Petition for Appointment of Conservator/Protective Order – Instructions for completion are included

MC97 Personal Identifying Information will also need to be filed to complete the Petition. This document is confidential and for court use only.

PC668 Notice on Petition for Conservator or Protective Order – to be given to Protected Person

DHS-1929 Central Registry Clearance Request – (one for each conservator)

Fiduciary Proof of Identity – Complete and provide a copy of driver’s license (one for each conservator)

PC630 Report of Physician or Mental Health Professional

PC563 Publication of Notice of Hearing & PC617 Declaration of Intent to Give Notice by Publication – Only needed if last known address of interested parties is unknown.

Once you file your petition, the court will provide a hearing date and a PC562 Notice of Hearing. You will need to provide this along with th petition to all interested parties. After you send these documents out complete a PC564 Proof of Service and send it to the court.

When the hearing date is set a Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed to visit the proposed ward, gather information about the proposed conservator, draft a report and make recommendations to the judge prior to the hearing.


PC571 Acceptance of Appointment – court will provide

MC97A Addendum to Personal Identifying Information is needed to complete the Acceptance of Appointment

Notice of Duties for Conservator of Legally Incapacitated Individual – court will provide

PC645 Letters of Conservatorship - $12 for each certified copy

PC640 Order Regarding Appointment of Conservator of Adult or Minor and/or

PC644 Order Regarding Petition for Protective Order

DUE ANNUALLY DURING ADMINISTRATION* (as detailed in Notice of Duties for Conservator of LII)There is a $20 filing fee for the annual account.

PC674E Inventory - file within 56 days of appointment as Conservator

PC583 Account of Fiduciary Short Form

PC585a Petition to Allow Account(s)

PC562 Notice of Hearing

PC564 Proof of Service

Please note that Clinton County Probate Court is prohibited by law from giving legal advice on any of the above proceedings other than to answer your specific questions regarding filing requirements. You should consult with an attorney if you have specific legal questions regarding which method of administration to use given your specific circumstances. MCL 700.1211.  

*Clinton County does not send out reminders of upcoming due dates, or bills for fees.