The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the management and preservation of the official records of the city, the administration of all municipal elections, the licensing of businesses as permitted by the pdf City's Charter (268 KB) , and a variety of other duties as assigned by the City Commission. As such, the Clerk's Office is organized into three divisions: Administration, Elections, and Records.
The Elections Division of the City Clerk’s Office exists to foster increasing trust and participation in the electoral process and our democratic institutions through the maintenance of accurate voter registration records, the efficient administration of federal, state, and local elections, and the expansion of voter services.
Records Management, Research, and Archives
The Division of Records Management, Research and Archives manages and coordinates the life cycle of all City records. This division also provides public access to inactive and archival records including City Commission, City Council, and Village Council meeting minutes & supporting documentation dating back to 1883, building plans, permits, and inspection reports since 1930, aerial photographs, annual reports (1873-present), annual budgets (1919-present), archival information from departments, maps, photographic archives, and other historical resources.
City or County?
Many common records and services are also provided or maintained by the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, such as marriage licenses, birth & death certificates, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, the Eighth District Court, landlord-tenant claims, and property, warranty, and quit claim deeds. Their office is located at 201 W Kalamazoo Ave and can be reached at (269) 383-8840.