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City Clerk

The City Clerk serves as the liaison between the public and City Council, and is the City’s keeper of records. The City Clerk also acts as the City’s chief elections official, administering all federal, state, and local elections. Visit our elections page for information about voter registration, absentee ballots, or if you’re interested in volunteering as a precinct inspector.


City Clerk's Office
Phone: 248-546-2525,
(option 1 on the auto attendant) 

City Clerk Marne McGrath
Deputy City Clerk Barb Miller

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Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:30pm
Closed Fridays

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Does the City perform marriages?

City of Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter performs marriage ceremonies on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall. Ceremonies must be confirmed and paid for at least one week prior (by the second Thursday of the month). A marriage license is required by state law. The license is issued by the county clerk from the county in which either one of the parties reside. If both parties are non-residents of the state, you must obtain the license from the county in which the marriage will be performed. Please contact the City Clerk's Office for more information or to schedule a ceremony.

How do I apply for a City Board or Commission?

Check our Boards & Commissions page for current vacancies and to complete our online application.

How do I obtain a birth or death certificate?

The Oakland County Clerk and Office of Register of Deeds manages birth and death certificates for all municipalities located in its jurisdiction. 

If you are looking to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate, or any related information, contact the Oakland County Clerk's Department of Vital Records at 248-858-0571 or by email at clerkvital@oakgov.com.

How do I submit a FOIA request?

Visit our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) page, complete the form, and either email or deliver in person to the City Clerk's Office.

Where do I vote on election day?

The City of Ferndale has nine polling locations, each open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on all election days. Check our Polling Locations page to find out which precinct you are located in.

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