Lapeer County Clerk
The Lapeer County Clerk is the official "keeper of the records," responsible for overseeing the receipt, storage, retrieval and safeguarding of public records -- including Circuit Court legal documents; registration for small businesses; notaries; military discharge forms; license applications to carry concealed pistols; and all records relating to birth, death and marriage occurring in Lapeer County. County Clerks keep the record of life events of the community, such as records of births, deaths and marriages.
The Clerk also acts as Clerk to all official Lapeer County boards, including the Board of Commissioners, County Election Commission, Board of Canvassers, Jury Board and serves as a member of the Plat Board.
The Clerk's Office is also responsible for the coordination of all elections in Lapeer County. This includes all related procedures from the filing of nominating petitions to ballot production and the accumulation of vote totals, as well as responsibility to train all Election Inspectors within the County.
The County Clerk is the Clerk of the 40th Circuit Court, Family Court and Specialty Court. This division is responsible for accepting, docketing, executing, filing of Circuit Court pleadings; scheduling, maintaining, and generating motion hearing dockets.
The office of the County Clerk is an elected position mandated by Article 7, Section 4 of the State Constitution. The office is elected by popular election on a partisan basis with a term of four years, with funding from the General Fund.