The City Clerk administers elections, registers voters, serves as clerk to City Council and is the official record keeper for the City.
The City Clerk's office is responsible for maintenance of City records, which includes all recorded actions of the City Council as well as deeds, easements, contracts and other general records, including Brookside Cemetery, which is owned and managed by the City. For Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals information, contact Development Services Department Director Brad Raymond at 424-6548. For all other information, including Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA), contact Jessica Emrick at 424-6541.
Elections and Voter Registration
November 8, 2016 General Election
Deadlines for the November 8th Election:
Absentee Ballots will be available after September 24, 2016. Last day for Electors who wish to receive an Absentee Ballot is Saturday, November 5, 2016 by 2:00 p.m.
Electors qualified to obtain an Absentee Ballot may vote in person at the Clerk's Office on Monday, November 7, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
All Absentee Ballots must be received before the close of the polls on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8, 2016)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Polls Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The City Clerk's Office conducts all City, State and Federal Elections. Voter registration records are maintained by the Clerk's Office using the state-wide Qualified Voter File. For voter registration and absentee ballots, contact Jessica Emrick at 424-6541.
The City Clerk is always looking for qualified voters registered in Lenawee County to serve as Election Inspectors. Interested persons ages 16 and older should contact Jessica Emrick at 424-6541 to obtain an application.
Voter Registration - Election Information
You may check the status of your voter registration in the City by calling 424-6541 or 424-6545. You may also check your voter registration status on the web by accessing the Secretaty of State's voter information center at www.Michigan.gov/vote.
New Photo ID Requirement to Vote:
Licenses and Permits Issued by the Clerk's Office
Garage Sale permits, Temporary and Permanent Business Licenses, Solicitor's Licenses (for door to door sales), Non Profit Soliciting Licenses, Going Out of Business Licenses, Street Opening Permits and Water and Sewer Tap Permits can be obtained through the City Clerk's Office. Stop in the Clerk's Office or you may call 424-6541 or 424-6545 for requirements and costs.
Water and Sewer Services