County Clerk

Laura Brandon-Maveal
401 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624
Phone: 989.426.7351
Fax: 989.426.6917
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office Staff

Each member of our friendly staff has a primary function as well as backing up all of the other staff members. We are fortunate to have only competent and friendly people to serve the many duties of the Clerk’s Office.

Quick Access Phone Extensions

EXT #1 | Circuit Court – Constance
EXT# 2 | Circuit Court – Krystal
EXT #3 | Vital Records, Assumed Names, Concealed Weapons and Jury Questions – Julie
EXT #6 | Elections, Payroll & General Questions – County Clerk, Laura Brandon-Maveal
EXT #7 | Filings & Counter Services – Lindsie

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by the State Statute and include: Clerk of the 55th Circuit Court including Family Court, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, Clerk to the Jury Commission, Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Board, Keeper of the Circuit Court Seal, Clerk to the Board of Canvassers, Clerk and member of the County Plat Board, member of the County Apportionment Commission, member of the County Election Commission, Registrar of Vital Statistics and Chief Election Official of the County.

Additional responsibilities of the Gladwin County Clerk include health insurance administration, flexible spending administration, County Freedom of Information (FOIA) Official, and COBRA compliance administration. The County Clerk also acts as the Public Information Official (PIO) for County Emergency Management Operations.

Other major functions of the Clerk’s office are Bi-weekly payroll, personnel records maintenance and accounts payable.

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 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 Books … … Adult $145; Minor $115

Passport Cards … … Adult $65; Minor $55

Passport Photos … … $10

Concealed Weapons License … … $115

Certified Vital Records … … $15 / $8

Court Certified Copies … … $10 / $1

True Copies … … $1 / Page

Criminal Background Search … … $5

Filing Fees … … $175 + $80

Motion Fees … … $20 / $60 / $100

Notary Service … … $2 / Page

Assumed Names … … $10

Marriage License … … $35


The County Clerk is the chief elections official of the county and provides training, assistance, technical and logistical support to local clerks. Additionally, the County Clerk is responsible for oversight of the election process to insure fair, free elections and compliance with all election laws and regulations. On election day this office tabulates election results and submits them to the state.

Information about elections in Gladwin County is available from the main menu at left. Another useful source of information and details is the Michigan Votes web site maintained by the State of Michigan.

Upcoming Election:

Statement of Votes Cast 2020
Official Election Results 2020
Unofficial Election Results 2020
Notice Close of Registration 11.2020
Nov 2020 Sample Ballot
August 2020 Election Results
NOTICE Close of August 2020
Notice of August 04, 2020 Election
August 2020 – Ballots Final
Notice Close of Registration 08.20
Election Results by Precinct
Official County Vote Totals
Statement of Cast Votes

Board of Commissioners 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. These minutes will be available on the county web site beginning with the minutes of the October 24, 2006 meeting. The minutes are posted in Adobe Acrobat format, and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to access them. Get minutes here.