County Clerk


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 following boards:Board of County Canvassers 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.

***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.***

News ReleaseS

Wayne County Clerk’s Office to Begin Accepting Death Records from Grosse Pointe Farms

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office Recently Implemented the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

Wayne County Clerk Obtains City of Detroit Birth and Death Records: Added Benefit to Wayne County Residents

New Case Types Are Now Added to Mandatory E-Filing System

Clerk Garrett Trailblazes a Path for Innovative E-filing System

New Cutting-Edge Online Campaign Finance System  – Training Events

Wayne County Clerk’s Office Discontinues Passport Services Due to Low Volume

Cathy M. Garrett
Wayne County Clerk
(313) 224-6262

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