Clerk's Office

  1. Election info


2023 Election Dates

City General Election - November 7, 2023

Register to Vote

There are two options for registering to vote:

Visit the State of Michigan Voter Registration website for more information about the process and to get other versions of the voter registration application, like a large format version.  

If you register by mail or email and are a first time Michigan voter, you must vote at your designated Polling location and show your picture identification on Election Day. 

  • You may register by mail, online, or in-person at the City Clerk's Office up until fifteen days prior to each election. 
  • Registration fourteen days prior to Election Day, up to and including Election Day, must be done in person at the City Clerk's Office with "Proof of Residency."

Acceptable Proof of Residency

Acceptable proof of residency are:

  • Valid Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
  • Copy of a pay stub, utility bill, bank statement, or government document with your name and address printed on it.

Acceptable Forms of Picture Identification (ID)

You will be asked to show photo ID at the precinct when voting or if receiving an absentee ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office. A voter who does not have an acceptable picture ID or did not bring an acceptable picture ID to the polls will be allowed to vote after signing an Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture Identification at the poll location. 

Following is a list of acceptable forms of picture ID. All forms must be current, except for a Michigan Driver's License or PID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued picture identification
  • Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
  • Military identification card with a picture
  • Student identification with a picture from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
  • Tribal identification card with a picture
  • U.S. passport


The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate and courteous service to our citizens and our visitors. As official Keeper of the Records for the City, the Clerk’s Office provides clerical services to the City Council both in the preparation of its agendas and taking minutes of its meetings. All original minutes of the Council are kept and archived.

All birth and death certificates occurring in the City of Trenton are kept and certified copies are made available to those individuals eligible to purchase them. Licenses are issued in the Clerk’s Office, such as: animal licenses, food or ice cream truck, massage licenses, mechanical amusement devices, peddlers and transient merchant licenses.

The Clerk’s Office also conducts the filing of all petitions, lawsuits, subpoenas, and Freedom of Information requests. The Clerk’s Office conducts all elections in accordance with State and Federal law. The Clerk also administers the Oath of Office to all City Officials, Police Officials, Board and Commissioner Members. The City Clerk’s Office also provides a notary service (some fees may apply for Notary Services).

  1. Physical Address
    2800 Third St.
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Fax: 734-675-5262

  2. Debra R. Devitt

    City Clerk

  3. Eric J. Hoshaw

    Deputy City Clerk

  4. Kathy Eagal