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County Clerk, Karrie Hulme

Karrie Hulme

401 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624
Phone: 989.426.7351 Ext #3
Fax: 989.426.6917

Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

office staff

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.

Deputy Clerk, Julie Jackson

Deputy Clerk, Julie Jackson

Ext #1 – Vital Records, Concealed Weapons, or Jury Information

Deputy Clerk Mandy Hodge

Deputy Clerk, Mandy Hodge

Ext #2 – Circuit Court

Deputy Clerk Jennifer Councilman

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.

Useful Links


If you are looking for a Circuit Court record, please complete the request form found here and email it to .  Additional information about Circuit Court can be found on the State Court Administration Office at .


To apply for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) please fill out the form found here and bring it 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,4643,7-123-1878_1591_3503_4654—,00.html .


Current and past election information can be found toward the bottom of this page. You can also find information about Michigan elections at,4670,7-127-1633—,00.html .


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.

Please note, the cost to correct an error on a marriage license after it has been filed is a $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 . 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.


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.

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– 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

Gladwin County Courthouse
401 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624

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. 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.


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 ensure 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 can be found below or by visiting the Michigan Votes web site maintained by the State of Michigan.

Absent Voter Ballot Application
Absent Voter Ballot Applications should be submitted to your township or city clerk. If you do not know who your city or township clerk is, you are welcome to contact the County Clerk’s office at  (989) 426-7351 with questions.

 Federal Post Card Application

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UCOVA)

The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE)

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Up-coming Election Dates

November 2, 2021 Special Election

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Butman Township Proposal

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County Wide Proposal