The City Clerks office is the keeper of records for the entire city.
MAY 2, 2017 - SPECIAL ELECTION INFORMATION FOR THE MELVINDALE - NORTHERN ALLEN PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
April 3, 2017 ............................ Last day to register to vote for election
April 29, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. .... Last day to submit an application to receive an Absentee Voter Ballot by mail
May 1, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. ....... Last day to request an Absentee Voter Ballot for election in person ***Ballots received this day MUST be voted in the Clerk's Office.***
NOTICE TO VOTERS: VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS IN EFFECT
Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for voter identification requirement)
Registering to Vote Requirements:
- a U. S. Citizen
- at least 18 years of age by election day
- a resident of Michigan
Ways to register to vote:
- At the Melvindale City Clerk’s Office 3100 Oakwood Blvd., or at any Secretary of State Branch offices located throughout the State .
- At the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Family Independence Agency, Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission and some offices of the Commission for the Blind.
- At the military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces.
- By obtaining and completing a Mail Voter Register Application to the election official as directed on the application
- Application may be obtained at www.michigan.gov/vote
If you move to a new city you must re-register to vote.
If you move within the same city, the clerk's office can handle the change. All Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license. Consequently, if you change your voter registration address your driver’s license address will change. The reverse is true as well. Voter registration information may be obtained on the state web site at www.michigan.gov/vote
Voting at the Polls
Your voter identification card indicates the precinct location where you vote for all elections. If you do not have a voter registration card or would like a new card please contact the Clerk’s office. The following are the city election precincts:
PRECINCT 1: Allendale Elementary, 3201 Oakwood Blvd.
PRECINCT 2: Melvindale Civic Center, 4300 S. Dearborn St.
PRECINCT 3: Allendale Elementary, 3201 Oakwood Blvd.
PRECINCT 4: Allendale Elementary, 3201 Oakwood Blvd.
PRECINCT 5: Melvindale Civic Center, 4300 S. Dearborn St.
You may apply for an absentee ballot at the clerk's office by mail, fax or request an application by phone or e-mail. All ballots must be back to the clerk's office by 8:00 PM on Election Day. If you would like to be placed on a permanent list for an absentee ballot for all elections, contact the City Clerk's office to see if you qualify. If you have registered to vote by mail, you will not be eligible for an absentee ballot until you have voted at the polls at least once.
Reasons for voting Absentee Ballot are as follows:
- You are 60 years of age or older
- You expect to be absent from the community in which you are registered for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
- You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another
- You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion
- You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside
- You cannot attend the polls because you are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial
Voting with Assistance
Federal and state laws require every city to provide accessible registration and voting locations for voters who are disabled. If you require voting assistance, ask the election workers for help and two inspectors will assist you.
If you have any questions regarding your voter registration, please call the City Clerk’s office at 313.429-1055 ext. 1103
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The City Clerk's Office is the coordinator for all Freedom of Information Act requests. Mail the application to the City Clerks Office at 3100 Oakwood Blvd, Melvindale MI 48122, deliver it to us in person, or fax it to us at (313) 383-3993. You will be advised of the cost involved.
PLEASE NOTE: When submitting requests for records pertaining to the Melvindale Fire Station with the City of Dearborn, please use THEIR request for Public Records form which can be found under “online services” on City of Dearborn's website at www.cityofdearborn.org
All dogs, 6 months of age or older, must be licensed and have a current rabies vaccination certificate. New residents must purchase licenses within 30 days of moving into the City. Current residents have until April 1st of each year to renew their license. The cost is $6.00 per year.
All businesses must renew their licenses each year. Business license applications are available at the City Clerk's Office. For more information regarding the fee's and bonds required by theo business licensing ordinances of the City of Melvindale: Fee's & Bonds information
Garage/Yard Sale Licenses
The license fee is $5.00. Not more than two licenses shall be issued to any person or location within a calendar year. No license shall be issued for a period longer than four days. To download the Application for Garage and Yard Sales, click on the link below. A license from the City Clerk's office is required for Garage Sales or Yard Sales.
Download the Application for Garage Sales. Bring the completed application to the City Clerk's office to pay for and receive your license.
Enforcement and Complaints of Ordinances
Requests and complaints regarding ordinances are submitted at the City Clerk's Office. The request/complaint will be forwarded to the proper department for resolution.
When employment opportunities are available with the City, applications are made available at the City Clerk's Office. Available jobs will also be posted in the newspaper and at City Hall.
The City Clerk's Office has the following items available, and the cost associated with each.
- City Charter $10.00
- Copies of Ordinances $1.00
- Zoning Book $15.00
- Zoning Map $1.00
Freon containing appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners require a $15.00 sticker obtained from the City Clerk's Office. Items without this sticker WILL NOT be picked up.
Residents can pick up a recycle sticker at the City Clerks office for your garbage can. Provided by Waste Management.
City Clerks Office
3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI 48122
Option 2: Licensing/Ordinances/Accounts Payable
Option 3: Licensing/Ordinances/Employment
Option 4: Voter's Registration/Elections