City Clerk


The City of Livonia Clerk's Office can assist residents with election business during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, the City of Livonia Clerk’s Office will be open until 7 p.m. for election business. Residents can come to City Hall or call (734) 466-2230 for assistance.

The Clerk's Office will be open for ELECTION PURPOSES ONLY on:
Friday, Oct. 30
Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2
Tuesday, Nov. 3 (Election Day) 

We will resume normal activities on Wednesday, Nov. 4.


The City of Livonia Clerk’s Office delivered the first round of absentee ballots for the November 2020 Presidential Election to the post office. Approximately 31,000 ballots were mailed out. If you requested an absentee ballot, please give the post office some time to deliver the ballot. If you have not received your ballot by Oct. 1, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (734) 466-2230. Ballots will continue to be mailed out as the applications come in. Ballots can be returned to the City Clerk by depositing them in the red mailbox outside City Hall or in person. You can also mail your ballots to the Clerk's Office at City Hall. Please note that the return absentee ballot envelope requires two Forever postage stamps (equal to $1.10).

voter information

The deadline for voter registration online or at a Secretary of State’s Office is Monday, Oct. 19. After that date, voters must register in-person at the City of Livonia Clerk’s Office. For more information, please call (734) 466-2235. 

Register to Vote

garage sale permits

Garage sale permits are now being issued by the Clerk’s Office. To apply for a permit, please download the Garage Sale Permit Application.  Complete the form and include a check or money order.  We are open to process your requests during regular business hours.

For your convenience, you may place this application in an envelope labeled “Garage Sale” and drop it in the red City mailbox in front of City Hall or you can mail it to:
City of Livonia – City Clerk’s Office
33000 Civic Center Drive
Livonia, MI  48154
Attn:  Garage Sale


Welcome to the Clerk’s page for the City of Livonia. The Clerk’s Office is a primary point of contact for the public and strives to provide the highest quality of service to the community. The Clerk is an elected position that serves the community in many and varied ways, a sample of which can be found below. 

The City Clerk provides the following services:

  • Processes and issues various permits and business licenses
  • Issues animal licenses
  • Issues Dog Park passes
  • Processes all documents relative to City for Ordinances, resolutions and actions taken by City Council
  • Certifies birth and death records filed in the City of Livonia
  • Oversees and administers all federal, state and local elections
  • Registers new voters and new residents
  • Approves receipts and expenditures of the City
  • Administers required Oaths of Office
  • Publishes and posts notices as required by City Ordinance and law
  • Provides notary services
  • Processes waiver use and rezoning petitions for review by the Planning Department
  • Maintains permanent records, documents and Ordinances of the City of Livonia
  • Handles mail distribution and postage for all City offices and departments

The City Clerk acts as the clerk to the City Council, taking in all materials to appear on Council Agendas and keeping a permanent record of City Council proceedings. The City Clerk's Office also maintains a permanent copy of all board and commission proceedings.

Payment Methods

The City Clerk's Office now accepts credit and debit card payments in person.

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