Vital Records & Elections Office

While we navigate the ongoing public health situation, we have installed a drop box outside the entrance for your convenience in order to serve our community fully in 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

When available passport quality photographs are done from the Vital Records Office at a cost of $10 per photo set.  To comply with statewide mask mandates related to COVID-19 we will be temporarily suspending this service until further notice. 

Governmental Center

Governmental Center