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City Clerk's Office (586) 446-2420
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The City Clerk's Office is responsible for many diverse functions of the City. Acting as both an internal and external office. All City offices, residents, community associations, businesses, and industries benefit from the services offered by this Office.

Mission Statement

The Office of the City Clerk serves the community with exceptional customer service. We efficiently manage the election process and safeguard the vital, historical, and permanent records of the City, providing transparency while strengthening the public’s trust in government operations.

Core Values

Integrity: All decisions and functions of the Clerk’s office are based on the highest ethical standards.

Teamwork: We effectively collaborate and support one another to ensure we achieve our shared goals.

Adaptability: Our team has the flexibility to accommodate any strategic changes that emerge from the ever-changing needs of the community.

Compassion: We strive to help all people by listening to their needs with care and understanding.


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Election and Voting Information

The City Clerk provides information on elections, voter registration, precinct locations, election inspector information and more.

Keeper of Records

The City Clerk attends and records all City Council meetings. A summary report of the Council's actions is prepared and distributed. The City Clerk also prepares the tentative and final agendas with the assistance of the City Manager. All public hearing notices are posted and submitted for publishing by the City Clerk's Office. As Keeper of the Records, the Clerk maintains and/or records the following City documents: boards and commissions meeting minutes; bids, summonses, lawsuits, and legal documents, property variances and deeds; and birth and death certificates. The City Clerk also processes requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act Request. Freedom of Information Act Policy.

Board & Commissions Applications

The City Clerk receives and processes all Boards and Commissions applications. Click here to access an online application.

Business Licensing

Applications for Business Licenses and specialty licenses including amusement devices, cigarette vending machines, solicitors, temporary use vendors, auctions, carnivals/festivals, going out of business sales, mobile vendors, and house moving are filed with the City Clerk.

Administrative Liaison

In addition to these services, the City Clerk also serves as an administrative liaison to several City boards and commissions. These include the Act 78 Civil Service Commission, Local Officials Compensation Commission, and the Election Commission.

Council Meetings

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Center Council Chambers. Additionally, the “Communications from Citizens” portion of the agenda will move up to 9:30 p.m. if the business portion of the agenda has not been concluded.