To provide and promote efficient, timely, world class services at a fair cost to the residents of Wayne County, as well as other members of the public requiring our services. To carry out the statutory obligations of administering all Federal, State and County elections conducted in Wayne County. The Wayne County Clerk, among many other constitutional and statutorily mandated functions, serves as the Clerk of the Third Judicial Circuit Court and as keeper of the records for Wayne County.
The County Clerk is clerk of the Circuit Court and clerk of the following boards: the Board of Commissioners, Board of County Canvassers, Concealed Weapon Licensing Board, and County Plat Board. She serves as Secretary to the Board of Election Commissioners and is also a statutory member of the Wayne County Apportionment Commission. Other functions of the Clerk are primarily recordkeeping in nature. For example, she must keep transcripts of births and deaths, issue marriage licenses, record and index all business assumed names, co-partnership certificates, notary public appointments, and discharge of military personnel.***Please Note: Due to required maintenance to the State of Michigan's CPL program, we are unable to process CPL applications on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, ONLY.*** ***Please Note: Due to Wayne County’s selling of the 640 Temple Street building, the City of Detroit Birth and Death Records Division of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office will be moving soon. This is a fluid situation, however we will keep you abreast of office closings. In addition, provisions will be in place for funeral directors that typically file their death records at the 640 Temple Street location. Once we have exact closing dates and a temporary filing location, we will update you.***