Clerk

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
Township Clerk

The Redford Township Clerk's Office
15145 Beech Daly Road Redford, Michigan 48239
313-387-2751 Fax 313-387-2707
clerk@redfordtwp.com

You can call the Clerk's Office for:

General Information about Redford Township 313-387-2751
Garage Sale Permits 313-387-2751
Business Licenses 313-387-2752
Election Information 313-387-2752
Voter Registration 313-387-2752
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
FOIA Requests
Election Results
Candidate Petition Packets
Bid Packets
Bi-Monthly Newsletter
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.

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About Garth Christie - Township Clerk

Garth Christie

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.

 

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CLERK'S OFFICE

Township Hall -1st Floor
15145 Beech Daly,
Redford, Michigan, 48239
Point-to-Point Driving Directions

Telephone: (313)387-2750
Fax: (313) 387-2707
Email: clerk@redfordtwp.com

 

Services

The Clerk's Office provides a myriad of services ranging from elections to garage sale permits.
(Click here for a full list and descriptions)

Government

Electronic Payments for Tax and Water Bills

To pay via first class mail, please send to:
Treasury
12200 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239

Important Numbers:

For general Information call the Clerk's Office
313-387-2751
or the Supervisor's Office
313-387-2705

For Parks and Recreation information call
313-387-2650

Lost your pet, have a loose animal in the neighborhood or an animal not being taken care of?  Call Redford’s Animal Control
(313) 387-2565 (weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm)
or (313) 387-2551 (weekends and after hours)

For problems with Trash Pickup or Complaints call: Republic Waste (trash pickup complaints/questions)
877-264-5544