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City Clerk

Brenda Green
City Clerk

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday prior to every election
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact

313.252.0050 extension 220
clerksoffice@highlandparkmi.gov

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The City Clerk’s office will be closed to the public for 14 days amid the virus outbreak.
During this period you can pay your business license fee by check or money order by mail or using the drop box at City Hall 12050 Woodward Ave. Call 313-252-0050 ext. 223 or 222 or email your concerns or questions to: clerksoffice@highlandparkmi.gov.
                     


Purpose/Responsibilities

  • Chief Elections Officer for the City of Highland Park
  • Clerk to the City Council
  • Custodian of all Official Records & Keeper of City Seal
 

Goals/Objectives

The objectives of the Clerk’s office are to provide professional and accurate information with courtesy and respect. Additionally, information requested outside the realm of the Clerk’s office will be disseminated to the appropriate department and/or agency.
 

Services
Birth Certificates for persons born in Highland Park may be obtained through the offices below:
     Wayne County Clerk’s Office
     C.A.Y.M.C.  Room #2
     2 Woodward Avenue
     Detroit, MI 48226
     (313) 224-5536
             Or
     Vital Records Office
     P.O. Box #30721
     Lansing, MI  48909
     (517) 335-8666 



Elections

2020 Election Dates
     Presidential Primary, March 10th (Notice of Election) (sample ballot)
     State Primary, August 4th 
     State General, November 3rd
              

 

Voting

Residents new to Highland Park may register to vote at:
  • City Clerk's Office 
  • any Secretary of State Branch Office
  • at certain state agencies
  • or by mail (voter registration application available above)
You are qualified to vote if:
  • You are at least 18 years of age by election day.
  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are a resident of Highland Park for at least 30 days before the election.
  • You are not serving a sentence in jail or prison.

The last day to register in any manner other than in person at our office is 15 days before election day.  Anyone wishing to register to vote 14 days or less (up to and including on Election Day) must do so at the City Clerk’s Office with photo identification and proof of residency.

Voter registration is permanent, however if you move from one community to another or change your name, you must re-register to vote.  State law requires that you register to vote at the address shown on your Michigan Driver’s License.
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Absentee Voting
The State of Michigan allows for absentee voting in any election for every registered elector, no reason required.  The Highland Park Clerk’s Office has a Permanent Absent Voter List.  Registered voters placed on the permanent absent voter list receive an absent voter application for every election in the City of Highland Park. Each time you receive an application you must complete, sign and return the application in order to receive an absent voter ballot. To be placed on the Permanent Absent Voter List please call or visit our office.

If you do not wish to be a permanent absentee voter, applications to vote absentee may be requested as needed for any election.