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2017  City Council Candidates Filing requirements
 In 2017, three City Council positions will be elected to four-year terms.The Mayor and six City Council members hold four-year, staggered terms of office. Their terms of office commence on the Monday after the election.
Candidate packets are available in the Office of the City Clerk January 2017 
Qualifications - City Charter 10.043: Section 3.3
The mayor and other members of the council shall be elected on a non-partisan ballot from the city-at-large [13]12 and shall be subject to recall as provided by law. No person shall be elected to the office of councilman or mayor who has not attained the age of 25 years and who is not an elector of the city and who has not been a resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to his election.

Temporary Political Sign Ordinance

How to request voter information data

School Board Candidates Run in 2018 Filing Requirements (to be updated in Jan. 2018)
In 2012, Annual School Board Elections moved to November of even years.  The city clerk is the election coordinator and filing official for the Lakeview, Lake Shore, and South Lake Boards of Education.

Please note: L’Anse Creuse School Board filing official is the Macomb County Clerk. (St. Clair Shores has a small portion of this district.)

Mary Kotowski, MMC, CMMC
City Clerk

Ph:  586-447-3303
Fax: 586-445-0469

Office Hours

M - F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Passport Services 5 weeks during Election periods

Passport Hours are only:
Mon. & Wed.8 am to 12 pm   
Tues. 10 am to 12 pm & 
           2 pm to 3:30 pm
(we do not take appointments)
 During the upcoming holidays please call first as we are short staffed

We strongly recommend that you call the office in advance to ensure someone is available to help you. There are only 2 passport agents in this dept.

Passport Site and Forms
The City of St. Clair Shores27600 Jefferson Circle Drive, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081