Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk to offer one-stop shopping on select dates
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and the Macomb County Clerk today announced a joint effort to increase access to clerk and register of deeds services, and ensure birth records are available for driver’s license applicants.
“Government at all levels has to look at ways to provide good service and make it cost-effective,” Johnson said. “This effort with the Macomb County Clerk’s office is part of our ongoing efforts to look at where we can save money and streamline operations with public-public partnerships.”
The Macomb County Clerk will bring her county clerk mobile office services to all seven Secretary of State branch offices located in Macomb County on select days in July and August. This will allow customers to handle both Secretary of State and county business in a single trip, saving time and even gas money.
“Providing one-stop shopping for birth records and driver’s licenses will improve service,” the Macomb County Clerk said. “I am honored that Secretary Johnson agreed to host county clerk services for Macomb County residents.”
The Macomb County Clerk says parents may wish to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain their child’s birth certificate before school starts. There is no extra cost to taxpayers because existing staff and resources are being used.
Macomb County Clerk services will be available in the following Secretary of State offices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on these dates:
|July 13||Romeo office||71130 Van Dyke Road in Bruce|
|July 27||North Macomb County PLUS office||51305 Gratiot Ave. in Chesterfield|
|August 3||Southeast Macomb County PLUS office||24040 Harper Avenue in St. Clair Shores|
|August 10||Southwest Macomb County PLUS office||28220 Dequindre Road in Warren|
|August 16||Clinton Township SUPER!Center||37015 S. Gratiot Avenue|
|August 24||Central Macomb County PLUS office||50640 Schoenherr Road in Shelby Twp.|
|August 31||Sterling Heights office||34208 Van Dyke Ave.|
Other county clerk services to be offered include real estate deed and mortgage records, death certificates, business registrations, marriage licenses, circuit court records, concealed pistol applications and voter registration. Only Macomb County records will be available. A list of fees is attached.
Johnson and the Macomb County Clerk said they will evaluate the service before making decisions on future dates. Their last collaboration was to work on mortgage redemption reform, which became law last December thanks to former State Rep. Fred Miller and State Sen. Nancy Cassis.
For more information on branch offices and services, visit the Secretary of State website (www.Michigan.gov/sos) and sign up for official Secretary of State Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/Michsos) and Facebook updates (www.facebook.com/Michigansos).
Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer-service representative at (888) SOS-MICH (767-6424).
For additional information on Macomb County services or to see additional mobile office locations visit the Clerk’s web site at clerk.macombgov.org.
This may be the first time county clerk and Secretary of State services were combined in Michigan, but it is not the first time the Macomb County Clerk improved birth record service. The Macomb County Clerk was the first Michigan county clerk to accept credit card payments for birth records. She provides overnight delivery of documents and offers evening hours - her vital records counter remains open Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson also offers late Wednesday hours at some locations. Johnson recently announced a “new” mobile office while saving an estimated $75,000 by renovating an old state-owned trailer.
Regular Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds fees are:
|Birth, death, marriage or business record, certified copy||$15 for first copy
$5 each additional copies of same record
|Military discharge certified copy||$1|
|Business registration||$10 for filing, includes two certified copies|
|Marriage license application||$20 Michigan residents, $30 out-of-state|
|Concealed pistol license application fee||$105 for application, and add
$15 if Clerk’s Office provides E-photo
|Real estate recordings||$14 first page, $3 each additional|
|Real estate documents,
|Minimum of $6: Add 50 cents per year if search includes more than 10-year search and add $1 per page of record|
|Circuit court documents||Regular copies: $1 per page
Certified copies: $10 plus $1 per page
|Notary public applications||$10|
Out of State: 310-575-5035