Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are required for most projects, such as: additions, decks, sheds, garages, fencing, pools, furnaces, air conditioning units, hot tubs, and water heaters.
Municipal Clerk's Office: 313-885-6600
The municipal clerk in Grosse Pointe Farms serves as the secretary to the City Council, oversees voter registration, administers all elections and is responsible for the maintenance of all official City records, documents and ordinances. The City Clerk acts as the Official Registrar for vital birth and death certificates. The City Clerk administers oaths of office and serves as official custodian of the City seal. The City Clerk is also the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) coordinator.
Residents may register to vote in person with the City Clerk at City Hall or at any Secretary of State office. The deadline for voter registration for an election is 30 days prior to the election. In order to vote in Grosse Pointe Farms, you must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age, a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days and registered in Grosse Pointe Farms.
Notices for voter registration and absentee ballot applications are published in the Grosse Pointe News, and the City’s quarterly newsletter, the Grosse Pointe Farms Informative Bulletin. Generally, a registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot either in person or by mail to the City Clerk as early as 30 days before and up to 2 p.m. of the Saturday preceding an election. Residents age 60 and over may request to be placed on a permanent absentee voter list. An application will be mailed for an absentee ballot for each election. The voter must return the ballot by 8 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted. Each Monday prior to an election, absentee voters may vote up to 4 p.m. at City Hall. However, those who vote at City Hall may not remove their ballot from the premises.
Shane Reeside, City Manager
Phone: (313) 885-6600 (ext. 1235)