The City Clerk serves as the Clerk of Council and is responsible for keeping a public record of all proceedings of the Council, including the certification of all ordinances and resolutions. The City Clerk is the official custodian of the city seal and any other papers, documents or records pertaining to the City. The City Clerk's Office is also responsible for the administration of all city elections. Documents on this site may require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The City Clerk's Office is committed to maintaining the integrity of city government in the City of Ann Arbor and ensuring an informed citizenry by providing access to City government through open and accessible meetings and accurate recording of the City Council proceedings; by protecting and preserving City documents and records; through the conduct of fair and democratic elections; and by providing excellent service to the public.
NEW! City Clerk's Office Availability during City Hall closure due to COVID-19 virus
To slow the spread of COVID-19, City Hall and the City Clerk's Office are closed through April 13, 2020 for in-person business. Staff will be in the office for very limited periods of time and we will not always be able to answer the phone or be immediately available. We are still monitoring voicemail and checking our email@example.com
email address daily. The best way to reach us is via email. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
NEW! Filing petitions during City Hall closure due to COVID-19 virus
Candidates who would like to file petitions during this time, please contact us via email or phone message and request an appointment. The City Clerk will meet you at City Hall to accept and receive your filing.
For candidates who have not yet pulled petitions and would still like to do so, please email or call us and we will mail you a packet of information.
We will continue to update this information as the partisan filing deadline, April 21 at 4:00 p.m., approaches, and we thank you for your patience as our community works through this difficult time.
Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Ann Arbor residents who are interested in serving the people of Michigan as a commissioner on the first-ever Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission can apply through the Michigan Secretary of State's online application. You must be registered to vote in the state of Michigan in order to serve on the Commission.
Commissioners will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applicants. You do not need any specific skills or expertise to apply. The constitution simply requires that each commissioner “perform his or her duties in a manner that is impartial and reinforces public confidence in the integrity of the redistricting process.”
The Ann Arbor City Clerk's Office staff will notarize applications for the Commission free of charge to interested citizens. We are available during regular business hours to perform this service.
Annual reports are an overview of the daily work, special projects, and achievements completed during the past year.