The Mental Inquest and Guardianship Department works with individuals petitioning the court for:
Emergency or permanent guardianship of an individual who can no longer manage his or her personal care or finances.
Involuntary commitment/treatment of an adult.
Involuntary admission of a mentally handicapped person.
The department handles the intake of petitions for involuntary commitment/treatment (issuance of mental inquest warrants), new disability petitions, modification/termination of guardianship and restoration of rights. The department also processes motions/ pleadings, annual financial reports and judicial orders.