City Clerk

The City Clerk's Office is the first point of contact for the residents of the City of Inkster. The City Clerk's office is responsible for a number of different functions both to residents as well as City Council, City Departments, City Boards and Commissions and the State of Michigan. Serving as the Official Keeper of Records, the Clerk maintains all files and permanent records of the City such as city codes, ordinances, resolutions, and city council meeting minutes. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for publishing and posting all legal notices.

The City Clerk is responsible for attending City Council meetings and also prepares and distributes City Council meeting agendas, maintains an accurate record of the proceedings of the meetings, publishes legal notices as required, provides voter registration to residents, and serves as custodian of all contract, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and city records. The Clerk shall administer oaths as required under the City Charter or laws of the State of Michigan and shall be custodian of the City Seal.

The City Clerk's Office regularly becomes a focal point of our system of government with every election. But, that's only 1 of the duties of the Clerk's Office. The City Clerk also oversees and trains election workers, is responsible for absentee ballots, ensures the integrity of the voting process and distribution of equipment to the 11 precincts throughout the City. The City Clerk's office is also responsible for the maintenance of the Qualified Voter File, which is the official voter registration through the State of Michigan. Currently the City of Inkster has over 22,000 registered voters. Application for voter registration may be made at this office by persons who are 18 years of age or more, a U.S. Citizen, and a Michigan resident. If the applicant is a resident of Inkster, the application will be processed in this office. If the applicant is a resident of another Michigan community, the application will be forwarded to the clerk of that community for processing. There is a "close of registration" 30 days before any election.

The City Clerk’s Office was established by the City of Inkster Charter, to better serve the City of Inkster. The Clerk’s Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for:

  • All Federal, State, and Local Elections
  • Custodian of the official seal
  • Certifying copies of all city documents
  • Issuing Business, Solicitors, and Vendors License
  • Administering the Oath of Office
  • Providing support for Mayor, Council, and city departments
  • Notary

Our main goal at the City of Inkster City Clerk’s office is to serve the citizens of Inkster to the best of our ability.  One of the primary functions of the City Clerk is to attend and record all City Council meetings and retain original contracts for permanent record.  This information can be obtained by visiting our website, City Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month; Minutes are posted once approved.


Applications are available or online at the City Clerk’s office. Please allow thirty (30) days for processing. Call for additional information.


Forms are available online or at City Hall.


If interested in serving on one of the Boards and Commissions, an application may be obtained from the website or by request.


Permits are obtained online or at the Clerk’s office. The fee allows five consecutive days of the sale at your residence.  For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office.


Contact the City Clerk’s office for election cycle dates and filing deadlines. We encourage all residents to vote either at your polling location or by absentee ballots.

For further information on absentee voting visit the Michigan Secretary of State website at:, call the City Clerk’s office at (313) 563-9770 or, email your questions to

Voter Registration Information:

Michigan Election Law states that you must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. Applicants must be at least 18 years old by election day and be U.S. citizens. Applicants must also be a resident of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register.

To register, contact or visit the City Clerk's Office or visit any Secretary of State Office.

Click HERE to see your District Sample Ballot

Online Forms

We also offer the ability to fill out the forms online, which submit directly to staff email. This is optional, as these forms are also available in PDF format (view our Forms, Permits & Applications page for more information on printable forms).

These online forms are available in our form center.


District/Precinct:   Location:
District 1 /Precinct 1 Floyd B. Simmons Center – 29150 Carlysle 
District /Precinct 2 Floyd B. Simmons Center – 29150 Carlysle 
District 2 /Precinct 1 Inkster Recreation Complex -2025 Middlebelt
District 2 /Precinct 2 Inkster Recreation Complex -2025 Middlebelt
District 3 /Precinct 1 Smith Chapel Church - 3035 Walnut
District 3 /Precinct 2 F. L. Peterson Academy - 4000 Sylvia
District 4 /Precinct 1 Hicks School - 100 Helen St.
District 4 /Precinct 2 American International Academy 27100 Avondale 
District 5 /Precinct 1 Tomlinson School – 25912 Annapolis
District 6 /Precinct 1 Twin Towers – 2000 Inkster Rd. 
District 6 /Precinct 2 Daly Elementary School – 25824 Michigan Ave.