File By Fax ServiceThe Grand Rapids Bar Association offers a File By Fax Service to file documents with the 17th Circuit Court. This service is available to members and non-members. 

  Policy and Procedures  General Information Transmittal Form Credit Card Payment Form

Documents Accepted

  • Motions (all Motions with fee and motion card, please see fees)
  • Briefs
  • Answers
  • Appearances
  • Witness and Exhibit Lists
  • Summaries
  • Notice Hearings
  • POS
  • Affidavits
  • Objections

Before You Fax

Prior to transmitting to the GRBA’s File by Fax Service:

  • All documents must be on court approved forms.
  • All documents must be accompanied by a completed Transmittal Form and completed Credit Card Payment Form.
  • Indicate the precise destination for documents (there will be a fee for re-delivery).
  • Do not fax duplicate copies. The GRBA staff will make photocopies as necessary.

  If you have any questions, please contact us.


Document Fees:

GRBA Members

First Page: $5.00 Each Additional Page: $2.00


First Page: $8.00 Each Additional Page: $3.00   Fees do not apply to the Transmittal Page and Credit Card Payment Page.

Additional Services/Fees:

Court Filing Fees

The GRBA will accept forms requiring a court filing fee. The fees assessed by the County Clerk’s Office, and an additional GRBA processing fee ($5.00 for Motions and $10.00 for other documents that require a court filing fee) will be charged to the account provided on the Credit Card Payment Form.

Mailed confirmation

$2.00, if email confirmation is sufficient please include your e-mail address on the transmittal form. 


Please complete the Credit Card Payment Form and include it with your fax. 


File By Fax Hours of Operation

9:00am to 3:00pm

Fridays (Due to Office Hours)

9:00am to 11:00am (EST)

Please Note:

File By Fax service will be unavailable on all national Holidays, New Year’s Eve, Presidents Day, and all Court Holidays.

The GRBA office may have altered hours during late December/early January or due to inclement weather.

Please call and speak with GRBA staff to confirm the receipt of transmitted documents.

Check the GRBA website for special Holiday hours. 

File By Fax Contact Information

Please contact the GRBA with any questions. Phone: 616-454-5550 Fax: 616-454-7707