City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk serves as Clerk and official recorder for the City Commission, administers City elections, voter registration and is the chair for the City Elections Commission. The City Clerk is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator and licensing authority for the City of Marquette. The City Clerk is the custodian of the City seal and shall affix it to all documents and instruments requiring the seal. The City Clerk certifies, by signature, all ordinances and resolutions enacted or passed by the City Commission.
The City Clerk also provides forms for all petitions required to be filed for any purpose by the provisions of the city charter. The City Clerk is also empowered to administer oaths of office.
Business Licenses and Permits
The Marquette City Code and the laws of the State of Michigan require certain types of businesses to obtain licenses to operate in the City of Marquette. Below you will find a list of applications for various types of City Business Licenses. At the time you apply for a a 2020-2021 license, all applications materials must be completed, and must be accompanied by the required fee.
Due to the public health and social distancing measures implemented by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, application materials are not due back to the Marquette City Clerk's office until June 1, 2020.
Once the required paperwork is submitted, staff will submit the application to be reviewed by City departments as required by City ordinance. This process could take up to 10 business days. Failure to comply with any relevant regulations may lead to a citation for a municipal civil infraction. Questions can be directed to the Clerk's office at (906) 228-0430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter Registration, Ballots and More
Michigan residents can now do several key things from the comfort of their home. By visiting www.michigan.gov/vote, citizens can:
- Check their voter registration status.
- Register to vote.
- Request to have their name added to the permanent absentee voter list.
- View a copy of a ballot for an upcoming election.
Visit the State of Michigan's online Voter Information Center for additoinal information.
City Code and Recently Adopted Ordinances
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