County Clerk's Office

Hours of Operations

The Clerk's staff is available M-F from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm except for holidays. To support those who wish to conduct services remotely we have email and phone options available, please contact us for details. All services are  available in person at the governmental center during normal business hours.

If you need to get a request to us after hours we have a drop box located in front of the governmental center for your convenience.


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