Major Duties of the County Clerk
The County Clerk is elected for a four-year term and is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, DD-214's (military discharge papers), and issuing and filing marriage licenses. In addition, the Clerk’s office processes concealed pistol permits and notary bonds. The Clerk also serves as the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Canvassers, the Gun Board, and is the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk is also a member of the Plat Board and Election Commission.
One of the more prominent responsibilities is the chief Election Official in the County. As such, the County Clerk administers all election functions required by law. Part of those duties include the supervision of all national, state, and local elections and includes the training of all election workers in the County for those communities with a population of under ten thousand. The Clerk is also responsible for the Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act for those candidates that file for office at the local level.
My staff will be happy to assist you with vital records, filing assumed names, co-partnerships, and issuing and filing marriage licenses. In addition, we process concealed weapons applications and notary bonds. Concealed Weapons applications can take up to 8 weeks for approval. Our office is dedicated to offering prompt and efficient service to get you in and out of the door quickly and courteously. Still have questions? Feel free to give us a call!
My staff and I are dedicated to providing quality services to the citizens of Midland County. If I may be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me.