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.

Responsibilities


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.

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.

Election Updates


View the Detroit Free Press' article on "Inkster councilman chosen to succeed late lawmaker."

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.