Clerk's Office Services
The Clerk offers the following services:
- Absentee Ballot Information
- Boards and Commissions
- Business License Application
- Conducts School/Township/County/State and Federal Elections
- Copies or Ordinances for Public Viewing
- Freedom of Information Center
- Host All Bid Openings
- Issues Garage Sale Permits
- Notary Service
- Record Keeper for the Township
- Township Map
- Voter Registration
Section 1(2) of the Act states:
It is the public policy of the 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).
Prepares, posts and distributes agendas for public hearings, study sessions, board and special meetings, and minutes of all board meetings.
- Redford Township map with street index: $2 or free to residents
- Precinct map: $2
- Available for pick-up in the Clerk's Office
Township Hall at 3 pm. 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, addendum, 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.
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 Application/Ballot Voter (AV) list, please contact the Clerk's Office. Being on the permanent AV list will generate an application to be sent to you automatically prior to any election being held in Redford Township. A voter can only get a ballot in the jurisdiction they are registered in. You must fill out the AV application and return it before a ballot will be sent to you.
To obtain an application/ballot for any election you want to be absent from your polling location on election day:
- You may walk into the Clerk's Office and fill out the AV application. A voter may only request and receive his/her ballot. One ballot per person - you will never be given a ballot for someone other than yourself.
- By mail - contact the Clerk's office to send you an AV application or download the AV application from the HOME page of this website. Fill out the application, sign the application and return it to the clerk's office. You must fill out the AV application and return it before a ballot will be sent.
Signatures are verified with the signature captured by the SOS prior to sending you a ballot.
The Township licenses the following businesses:
- Garage (PDF)
- Gas Station (PDF)
- Private Pump (PDF)
- Restaurant and/or Catering (in conjunction with the County Health Department) (PDF)
- Ice Cream Truck (PDF)
- Message Therapy (PDF)
- Mechanical Amusement Device (PDF)
- Mechanical Distributor (PDF)
- Precious Metal (PDF)
- Rental Hall (PDF)
- Second-Hand Dealer (PDF)
- Solicitor (PDF)
- Handbill (PDF)
- Used Car Lot (PDF)
If you are considering starting a new business, visit the Small Business Administration website.
To get an assumed name, please contact Wayne County at 313-224-5540 or visit the Wayne County website.
Find out if you need a license from the State of Michigan website. Select Licensing, Certification, and Permits when visiting the website.
The cost of a license is $5
- Two sales will be permitted per household per year. Each license issued will be valid for six 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 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." Section 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 Number 120 and Number 223).
- One sign is permitted in the ground on the county right-of-way, provided it is on a stake or wire and is not of an unreasonable size to create a distraction or a traffic hazard.
- All signs must contain the permit number, the dates of the sale, and the 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.