County Clerk's Office

Pandemic Special Hours & Procedures



The Clerk's staff is available M-F from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm except for holidays via phone and email, to support the citizens of Grand Traverse County during this public health emergency.  Limited appointments for in person business will be available beginning Monday June 15th, weekdays from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm. We ask that you respect our most vulnerable citizens and allow them the preference of appointments from 8:00 am - 10:00 am on those days and limit appointments to only those activities that must be done in person.

These include:
- Notary Bonds
- Concealed Pistol Licensing
- Candidate Filing

All other functions we ask that you continue to utilize remote services and visit the governmental center only when necessary.


Vital Records Duties & Responsibilities


The County Clerk is elected for a 4-year term and is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, military discharge papers, and issuing and filing marriage licenses.

In addition, the Clerk processes concealed pistol licenses, notary bonds, and veteran's peddler permits.

Board Duties & Responsibilities


The Clerk serves as clerk of the  County Board of Commissioners, Board of Canvassers, Building Authority, Jury Board, and recording secretary for the Land Bank Authority.  The County Clerk is also a member of the County Election Commission and the Plat Board.

Election Duties & Responsibilities


The County Clerk administers all election functions required by law. Part of those duties include the supervision of all national, state, and local elections. It also includes the training of all election workers in the county for those communities with a population of under 10,000.

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.

Court Clerk Duties & Responsibilities


The clerk is the Court Clerk of the Grand Traverse County 13th Circuit Court. The Court Clerk maintains the court records for all civil, criminal and domestic filings. 




Governmental Center

Governmental Center

Robert P. Griffin Hall of Justice

Glass building
Vital Records & Elections Division
Circuit & Family Court Records