Vital Records & Elections Office


During the temporary closure of the Governmental Center, we are available to provide service by phone and email. We have also installed a drop box outside the entrance for your convenience during these difficult times.



The Vital Records Office maintains the records of births, deaths, marriage licenses, assumed names, co-partnerships, military discharge papers.

Licenses & Permits

The Vital Records Office processes Concealed Pistol Licenses, Notary Bonds, and Veteran's Peddler Permits.


The Vital Records/Elections Office of the County Clerk administers all elections in Grand Traverse County.

Identification Card Photography Services

Passport quality photographs are available from the Vital Records Office at a cost of $10 per photo set. 

Governmental Center

Governmental Center