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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 2023-2024 license, all applications materials must be completed, and must be accompanied by the required fee. The 2023 Business License Fee Schedule is available online HERE.

Completed applications can be printed and submitted by mail, dropped off using the external drop-box at City Hall, or returned by email to clerk@marquettemi.gov.

Once the required paperwork is submitted, staff will submit the application to be reviewed by City departments as required by City Code. This process could take up to 10 business days.

Please note all licenses are issued for a term of one year, commencing on the 1st day of the month in which the license is originally issued. 

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 clerk@marquettemi.gov.

Election Resources

Precinct Map

Voting locations for residents of the City of Marquette.

Upcoming Elections

Information about upcoming Elections taking place in the City of Marquette.

Working as an Election Day Poll Worker

Apply to be an Election Inspector in the City of Marquette.

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.

Vist the City's Election Webpage for more local election information. 

County Clerk

The County Clerk acts as a general secretary to the County and performs services including: maintenance of public records, Clerk of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the circuit court, administrator of elections and passport agent.

Historical Minutes


City Code and Recently Adopted Ordinances

FOIA Resources







300 W. Baraga Ave. Marquette, MI 49855