The township clerk plays a critical role in the operation and administration of township government. Michigan law requires the township clerk to carry out three major responsibilities involving record keeping, financial operations, and elections. The clerk is a member of the township board of trustees, voting on questions of budget, personnel appointments, zoning and other matters. The clerk also acts as secretary to the township board, posting legal notices and subscribing the minutes. The clerk chairs the board of election commissioner for the township and acts as secretary to the board of ethics. In addition to the statutory duties described above, the clerk also issues licenses. The deputy clerk acts as FOIA Coordinator, as the board of trustees reviews all Freedom of Information Act appeals.
The Clerk's Office is committed to maintaining the integrity of government in Canton Township and ensuring an informed citizenry by providing transparent access to township government through open and accessible meetings and accurate recording of township board proceedings; by protecting and preserving public documents and records; through the conduct of fair and democratic elections; and by providing excellent service to the public.
Notary services are available at a cost of $5 per transaction. Multiple page documents - please call the Clerk's office for an appointment.
For ordinance complaints 734/394-5400
For ordinance questions 734/394-5335
Liquor Licenses are issued by the State of Michigan in conjunction with Canton Township. Please contact the Clerk's Office for assistance.
- Massage License
- Service Station License
- Sexually Oriented Business
- Smoking Establishment License
- Teen Club License
- Going Out of Business License