- Free Public Notary to all Redford residents
- Welcome newsletter for new residents
- Freedom of Information Center
- Copies of ordinances for public viewing
- Record keeper for the Township
- Free Township Map available to all residents
- The Clerk Administers Oaths of Office
- Hosts all bid openings
- Voter registration
- Absentee Ballot Program
- Business licenses
- Conducts Township/County/State & Federal elections
- Issue garage sale permits
- Boards and Commissions
Section 1(2) of the Act states:
It is the public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with this act. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
There are forms available in the clerk's office to request information through the Freedom of Information Act.
All ordinances are available for viewing in the Clerk's office. This includes: all Charter Township of Redford codified ordinances (which are assessable through the website), 152N; the Planning and Zoning ordinance (including the Planning and Zoning map) and the Michigan Traffic Code (which can be viewed online in the Clerk's office). (more information)
Ordinance Links Code Zoning
Prepares, posts and distributes agendas for: public hearings, study sessions, board & special meetings, minutes of all board meetings.
Maps of Redford Township are available free of charge to Township residents, in the Clerk's office. These maps contain a street index showing the school districts and indicate locations of various township offices, parks and recreational facilities.
For all Offices, Boards and Commissions within the Township.
Township Hall at 3:00 p.m. Thursdays (when bids are required)
The Charter Township of Redford is partnering with IPT by BidNet as part of the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network and we post all of our bids, addendums, and awards through this convenient online system. As a vendor, you can register with MITN and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting automatic bid notification, your company will receive emails anytime the Township has a bid opportunity that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles bid opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies as well.The Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network
Forms are available in the Clerk's office to register to vote. You must certify that you are:
- A citizen of the United States.
- A resident of the State of Michigan and will be at least a 30 day resident of your township by Election Day.
- Will be at least 18 years of age by Election Day.
- Authorize cancellation of any previous registration.
- The information you provide is true to the best of your knowledge under penalty of perjury. If you have provided false information, you may be subject to fine or imprisonment or both under Federal or State law.
If you would like to have your name placed on the permanent absentee ballot list, please contact the Clerk's office. You must certify that you are one of the following:
- 60 years of age or older.
- Expect to be absent from the community on Election Day.
- Physically unable to attend the polls.
- Cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
- You are an appointed precinct worker where you do not reside.
- Any person falsifying the above declarations shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (Michigan Law 168:759)
The Township licenses the following businesses:
- Gas Station
- Private Pump
- Restaurant and/or Catering (in conjunction with the County Health Department)
- Ice Cream Truck
- Massage Therapy
- Mechanical Amusement Device
- Mechanical Distributor
- Precious Metal
- Rental Hall
- Second Hand Dealer
- and Used Car Lot.
If you are considering starting a new business, visit the Small Business Administration website www.sba.gov/mi.
To get an assumed name you need to contact Wayne County at (313) 224-5540 or www.waynecounty.com
Find out if you need a license from the State of Michigan www.michigan.gov. click on Licensing, Certification and Permits.
Cost of a license is $5.00
- Two (2) sales will be permitted per household per year. Each license issued will be valid for six (6) consecutive days from the start date, even if you plan to only hold the sale for less than six days. The second license can be applied for after three (3) months.
- The application contains an affidavit attesting that all the items being offered for sale are the property of the license holder.
- The license issued must be placed on a sign visibly displayed on the front of the property, where the sale is being conducted.
- No sale shall be conducted for a time period longer than six consecutive days for each license issued, except in extenuating circumstances caused by acts of God such as snow, rain or other natural phenomena. The township clerk will have the discretion to extend the number of days so the actual sale can be conducted for six days. Sec. 66-31. Conditions of licensing. Para (d)
- Advertisements of such sales cannot be located on utility poles, traffic signs or trees, located within the County right-of-way. Any signs advertising the event must be removed within 24 hours of the sale, or a fine will be imposed for each one found in violation. (Ordinance #120 and #223)
- One (1) sign is permitted in the ground on the county right-of-way, provided it is on a stake or wire and is not of unreasonable size as to create a distraction or a traffic hazard.
- All signs must contain the permit number, the dates of the sale and address. Any sign, not containing this information, will be removed.
- Signs posted on private property must have the permission of the resident. Although the right-of-way is County property, homeowners who maintain that portion of the property in front of their homes have the right to grant you temporary permission to put up a sign, and their approval is required. Any complaints received where permission was not granted will result in a violation of the ordinance, and immediate removal of the sign.
All minutes, maintained in the Clerk's office, from the following:
Block Grant Authority
Employees Civil Service Commission
Housing Rehab Loan Review
Police and Fire Civil Service
Police and Fire Pension Board
Senior Citizens Commission
Sister City Commission
Zoning Board of Appeal