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Due to limited staffing and an overwhelming number of phone calls, voicemails, emails, and letters you may now schedule your own appointment in order to receive services from our office using our eScheduler (see below). Appointments are required for all in-person services. Thank you.

COVID-19 Information

To reduce the spread of Coronavirus, and to protect the safety of the public and our staff, the Wayne County Clerk's Office is open by appointment only. We strongly encourage you to utilize our online or by-mail options. Listed below are a variety of services and how they can be completed. Please read carefully on how to proceed:

Appointments/Notice to callers

  • We continue to experience high call volumes. Phones are being answered between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For questions relating to the Vital Records Office, call 313-967-6938.

  • You may also contact us with questions at

  • For questions regarding Concealed Pistol Licenses, call 313-224-5565 or contact us at

* To schedule an appointment with Wayne County for the services listed above:
Click Here -----> Schedule an Appointment - Wayne County

*To schedule an appointment with the city of Detroit for birth and death certificates:
Click Here -----> Birth & Death Certificate Appointment for Detroit Only`

To protect the safety of all, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Wayne County Clerk's Office COVID-19 Updates

Click Here For Important eScheduler and Office Contact Information

The Office of the Wayne County Clerk has positions available for: Clerk, Court Clerk, Clerical Specialist, and Clerical Specialist Customer Service.

Click Here To View Job Descriptions and Apply Today!



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 and Board of County Canvassers. 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.