Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
In 2023 the County Clerks Office will be closed for lunch on the following days:
Wednesday, January 4th
Wednesday, May 3rd
Wednesday, September 20th
The County Clerks’ Office is dedicated to offering professional, friendly services to the citizens of Gladwin County. We are responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, Concealed Pistol Licenses, filing marriage licenses and many other services. We are happy to assist you with any of these needs and look forward to your next visit.
Chief Deputy Clerk, Julie Jackson
Ext #1 – Vital Records, Concealed Weapons, or Jury Information
Deputy Clerk, Melanie Thume
Ext #3 – Finance and Payroll
Deputy Clerk, Shianne Berthume
Ext #2 – Circuit Court
Deputy Clerk, Ashley Longstreth
Ext #4 – Circuit Court
duties and responsibilities
The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of County Canvassers, and the 55th Circuit Court, as well as keeper of the Circuit Court Seal. One of the more prominent responsibilities is serving as the Chief Election Official in the County, administering all election functions required by law. Part of those duties include the supervision of all elections and includes the training of all election workers in the County for those communities with a population of under ten thousand. The Clerk is also responsible for the Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act for those candidates that file for office at the local level.
Information for the County’s Board of Commissioners such as meetings, agendas, and resolutions can be found on the Commissioners Page.
If you’d like information on the most recent apportionment conducted in Gladwin County, please click here.
Information regarding your local ordinances will be available on this page soon. In the mean time, please contact your local clerk; their information can be found here.
CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS
If you are looking for a Circuit Court record, public information can be found through the State Court Administrative Office at micourt.courts.michigan.gov . If you need copies of one of these records please complete the request form found here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
CONCEALED PISTOL LICENSE
To apply for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) please fill out the form found here before coming to the Clerks’ Office located at 401 W Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI. Be sure to have your photo ID and training certificate with you. Our office is open to the public M-F from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Current CPL holders eligible to submit their CPL renewal application online will receive a renewal notice through the U.S. mail from the County Clerk’s Office containing a PIN. PIN’s may also be obtained by visiting the Clerk’s Office in person and presenting photo ID.
Additional information on obtaining or renewing a CPL can be found at michigan.gov/msp .
Current and past election information can be found on the Elections page, by clicking this link. You can also find information about Michigan elections at michigan.gov/sos . If you are looking for information regarding our County Board of Canvassers please click here.
A marriage licenses can be applied for within 30 days of the date a couple plans to be married. At least one party must be a resident of Gladwin County and apply in person at the Clerks’ Office. Please have a valid photo ID with you when applying. The cost of a marriage license is $35, it can be picked up three days after applying, and is valid for 33 days from the day the application is submitted. Online applications are available through our Web Portal.
Please note, the cost to correct an error on a marriage license after it has been filed is $175. Be sure to double check the accuracy of the information when obtaining your marriage license from the clerks office.
If you would like a certified copy of a vital record, please choose from the list below and email the completed request form to email@example.com . Please note that birth records must be requested by mail or in person and records less than 100 years old require government issued photo ID.
Urgent requests can be made through our Official Records Online for an additional fee. If you are not sure if the record you are looking for is kept in Gladwin County you may search our records here. Please note that Birth Records are not Public Information and are not searchable through our Database.
Effective March 01, 2023, our notary fees will be increased to $5 each; Criminal Background Fees will increase to $8 each, and effective today, February 14, 2023, a postage and handling fee of $1 per envelope will be accessed to all vital records requested to be mailed from the Clerk’s Office. We appreciate your support and understanding.
A private online payment service is available, for a fee, to those who wish to pay with credit cards. Payment may be made via phone at 888.604.7888 or online via www.GovPayNOW.com. When asked to provide a Payment Location Code use 5073. A notice of payment is faxed directly to the court specifying the time and date the payment was made. The service fee will also be charged to your credit card. Most major credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
– Passport Photos … … $10
– Concealed Weapons License … … $115
– Certified Vital Records … … $15 / $8
– Court Certified Copies … … $10 / $1
– True Copies … … $1 / Page
– Criminal Background Search … … $8
– Filing Fees … … $175 + $80
– Motion Fees … … $20 / $60 / $100
– Notary Service … … $5 / Page
– Assumed Names … … $10
– Marriage License … … $35
Board of Commissioner Minutes
One responsibility of the County Clerk is to maintain the official minutes of the meetings of the County Board of Commissioners. Meeting minutes become official once they have been approved by the majority vote of the Commissioners at the subsequent meeting. Current minutes back to 2009 are available on the county web site in Adobe Acrobat format, and can be accessed here.