The Clerk's Office
Because we will run four elections in one year (not a record) citizens could be easily confused that elections are all we do in the Clerk's Office. To the contrary, we continue to provide our day to day services during election season, which seems to be year-long. Some of these services include, garage sale permits, business licenses, notaries, voter registration, absentee ballot applications and general information. Check the directory for your area of concern.
Garth J. Christie, MMC
The Redford Township Clerk's Office
15145 Beech Daly Road Redford, Michigan 48239
313-387-2751 Fax 313-387-2707
You can call the Clerk's Office for:
|General Information about Redford Township||313-387-2751|
|Garage Sale Permits||313-387-2751|
|Freedom of Information Center||313-387-2753|
|Board of Trustees Meeting||313-387-2754|
|Notary Services (Free to Residents)||313-387-2754|
You can come to the Clerk's Office to pick-up:
New Resident Welcome Packet
Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Request for Citizen Comment at a Board Meeting
View minutes from meetings by Boards and Commissions
Application for Voter Registration
Application for Absentee Voting
Garage Sale Permits
Candidate Petition Packets
View Code of Ordinances
Purchase Historic Maps and Books
The Clerk's Office oversees :
The Township Website; www.redfordtwp.com and the government access channels; Brighthouse Networks is Channel 8, AT&T Uverse is Channel 99 and WOW is Channel 10.
About Garth Christie - Township Clerk
Garth Christie is a life-long resident of Redford and an honor graduate from Thurston High School, the University of Michigan Dearborn (B.A.), and Wayne State University (J.D.). He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan.
Garth enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Judge Advocate and an Adjutant in the Infantry. He retired from the reserves at the rank of Captain and is a member of the VFW Post 345 and American Legion Post 271 in Redford Township.
Click here for photo of Garth Christie reading at Fisher School
Eight Years on the Zoning Board of Appeals gave Garth Christie a solid background in zoning and planning issues. Consequently, when he was elected as a Trustee in 1996, he was appointed the Board's representative to the Planning Commission.
Garth began serving as Clerk on November 20, 2000. In 2004 he was re-elected to the Clerk's office with the largest percentage of all township offices with 98.4% of the vote, again in 2008 with 98.32% and in 2012 with 98.44%. Consistently he has received the highest votes for any township office. His goals for the Clerk's office have been; to create and expand "Avenues of Access" to public information, to promote community participation in local government and to simplify and re-organize the Township's record keeping system through the use of technologies. He has done that and more.
In February, 2003 Clerk Christie was awarded his Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation. In October 2006, he passed his final exam for the University of Wisconsin Extension course on parliamentary procedure and is now a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians. The Michigan Township Association honored Clerk Christie with the Township Governance Academy Credential at their Education Conference in Detroit, Michigan, in January of 2007 with his own Board of Trustees congratulating him with a proclamation the following month. On December 1, 2009, Garth J. Christie was awarded the designation of Master Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
In his 13th year as Clerk, Garth Christie's goals remain the same; to continue to improve his department, the township government, and his community through activism and fiscal responsibility.