Cass County Historic Courthouse

In October 2022, Cass County commissioners voted to obligate funding for the renovation of the building, which, upon completion, will reestablish the iconic structure as the central hub for the County’s administrative needs. 

Since the construction of the Cass County Law & Courts Building on M-62 in 2003 left the courthouse at 120 N. Broadway in Cassopolis vacant, County leaders reviewed several proposals for the building’s next chapter, but had not found a solution that filled the community’s needs while also staying true to the building’s history. In 2022, proposed plans to relocate administrative offices — currently located in the annex connected to the courthouse — were met with excitement by elected officials and community members alike. 

Cass County contracted the services of owner’s representative PlazaCorp, architectural design company Intersect, and construction firm Elite Companies — all southwest Michigan-based businesses — to carry out the project. Their efforts are projected to restore the building, originally built in 1899, in time for its 125th birthday in 2024. 

County offices will remain open throughout construction with minimal interruption. Any impacts to parking or building access will be communicated at, on the Cass County, Michigan - Government Facebook page, and to the local media. 

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Project Dashboard
  1. 240202 Main Entrance Relocated web

    Main entrance to County Administration Building temporarily relocated

    Those visiting the Cass County Administration Building will need to enter via a different door than usual beginning Monday, Feb. 5. Read on...
  2. Jeremiah Jones signs grant web

    $1.5 million in federal funding awarded to courthouse renovation

    On Dec. 4, County leaders met with a USDA representative to finalize a grant agreement that will cover more than 15 percent of the project’s total budget. Read on...
  3. CommissionersTour1

    Cass County elected officials tour emptied historic courthouse

    The visit was a celebration of sorts, as demolition of the interior of the courthouse nears completion. Read on...
  4. Newton-web

    Commissioners breathe new life into historic Cass County courthouse

    Upon completion, the restored historic courthouse will be home to many administrative offices for the county, as well as the County commissioner chambers. Read on...

Building Renderings

Below are images provided by Intersect, Cass County's architectural firm. They depict plans for three areas of the building — the main lobby, commissioners' chambers, and the central staircase. 

Main Lobby and Service Windows

A Timeline of the Historic Courthouse

Commissioners Chambers
Central Stair and Dome