Clerk

Services

 

Freedom of Information Center

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.

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Copies of Ordinances for public viewing

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
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Record Keeper for the Township

Prepares, posts and distributes agendas for: public hearings, study sessions, board & special meetings, minutes of all board meetings.

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Free Township Map available to all residents

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.

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The Clerk Administers Oaths of Office

For all Offices, Boards and Commissions within the Township.

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Hosts All Bid Openings

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
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Voter Registration

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.
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Absentee Ballot Program

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)
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Issuance of Business Licenses

The Township licenses the following businesses:

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.

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School/Township/County/State & Federal Elections

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Issue Garage Sale Permits

Cost of a license is $5.00

Licensing information

  • 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)

 

Sign regulations

  • 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.

 

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Boards and Commissions

All minutes, maintained in the Clerk's office, from the following:

Beautification Commission
Block Grant Authority
Building Authority
Employees Civil Service Commission
Historical Commission
Housing Rehab Loan Review
Library Board
Lighting Commission
Park Commission
Planning Commission
Police and Fire Civil Service
Police and Fire Pension Board
Senior Citizens Commission
Sister City Commission
Site Committee
Youth Commission
Zoning Board of Appeal

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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

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