County Clerk's Office
NOTICE: Please be advised that Clinton County is attempting to limit the amount of traffic in the Courthouse building. If your business matter can be conducted utilizing online services, we encourage you to do so. If you are unsure, please contact our office at 989-224-5146 and we can help you make the determination. If your business will require you to appear in person, please limit the number of individuals to ONLY those necessary to accomplish the matter at hand. Thank you.
Message From County ClerkIt is a pleasure to serve as Clinton County Clerk and Register of Deeds. My offices strive to provide all of our customers with accurate and efficient service. Should you have an opportunity to do business with either the Clinton County Clerks Office or the Register of Deeds, I hope your experience is pleasant and that my staff is able to fulfill your needs.
About Diane Zuker
Diane Zuker has been serving as your County Clerk since May 1995 and Register of Deeds as of January 2013. Diane was recognized as the Michigan County Clerk of the Year in 2010.
Duties & Responsibilities
The County Clerk serves as the Clerk of the Court, Registrar of Vital Records, Jury Board, Board of Canvassers, Board of Commissioners, Apportionment Commission, County Election Commission and the Plat Board. These duties and responsibilities are defined under either the Michigan Constitution or State Law.
The Clerk is responsible for the filing of all legal documents for circuit court cases, including criminal, civil and family court. Preparation of all sentencing commitments to jail/prison on all felons and collection of all court-ordered fines, restitution and court costs are handled by the County Clerk as well as reporting to the State Court Administrator's Office on court caseload/activities. Abstract records of conviction are prepared by the Clerk's Office and sent to the Secretary of State for LEIN entry.
The Clerk is the chief election official of the County and supervises all national, state, and local elections, further, serves as to Election Coordinator of all Clinton County school districts within the county. In addition, Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act for candidates is the responsibility of the clerk.
Statutorily, the Clerk is responsible for carrying out the various functions related to vital records. Services and/or functions provided in the County Clerk’s Office include, but are not limited to, issuing and/or recording marriage licenses, birth, including home births, and death certificates, concealed pistol licenses (CPL), military discharge orders, assumed name (DBA) and co-partnership certificates, notaries, veteran's peddlers licenses, PA 116 farmland applications and terminations and certifies copies of various documents on file in this office.
The County Clerk performs and provides an array of public services. The office is mandated by the Michigan Constitution. The County Clerk is elected during each presidential election year to serve a 4-year term.