ABOUT

The City Clerks Office is responsible for many diverse functions of the city.

The City Clerk attends and records all meetings of the City Commission. The minutes of the Commission actions are then prepared and distributed. The City Clerk prepares City Commission meeting agendas and information packets with the City Manager. All public hearing notices are posted and published by the City Clerks office. The City Clerks office maintains all City Codes, Ordinances, Resolutions, Policies and other legal documents. The office is responsible for the management and preservation of the official records of the City of Muskegon.

The City Clerk serves as the Public Relations person for the City. The Clerk prepares press releases, works through different organizations to promote the City, prepares and distributes the City’s newsletter, The Channel Newsletter, and serves on various boards promoting the City.

The City Clerks office is responsible for ballot preparation, issuance of absent voter ballots, delivery and set up of voting equipment, training of election inspector boards in the proper election procedures, the processing of ballots in compliance with federal and state election laws and the maintenance of voter registration files. The City Clerks office conducts neighborhood voter registration drives, training on the election voting equipment and other election related topics.

Other areas of responsibility are Notary, Business Registrations, Encroachments, Peddlers, Transient Business, auctions and auctioneers and Going out of Business permits. In addition, the Clerks office is responsible for historical research, Imaging of city documents, city meetings schedule and calendar, Bid openings, public bulletin boards, public notices, ads, liquor licensing, Resolutions, proclamations, city contracts and agreements, vacated alleys and streets, Passport application acceptance, and passport drives. The City Clerk administers the Oath of Office to City Officials, Police Officers, and members of city Boards/Commissions/Committees as requested.

The City Clerks office strives to provide professional, efficient and friendly customer service to all our customers.

BUSINESS LICENSING & PERMITS

CITY ORDINANCES

COMMISSION MEETINGS

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE

ELECTION INFORMATION

EVENTS

FARMERS MARKET

  • SUMMER HOURS (MAY-NOV)
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
  • WINTER HOURS (NOV-APR)
    • Saturday 9 am- 2pm
  • WEBSITE
  • FACEBOOK

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

OTHER DOCUMENTS

PASSPORTS

Traveling soon?  Make sure your passport is ready to go!  We accept passport applications in the Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

WESTERN MARKET

Seventeen small retail shops commonly referred to as the chalets offer goods ranging from ice cream to home décor.