Among the locations that the Macomb County Clerk’s Office has already visited using its mobile office program is the Center Line Public Library, which the mobile office visited Oct. 3. Pictured, Macomb County register of deeds clerk Lisa Frank, Macomb County Clerk Fred Miller and Macomb County vital records clerk Shirley Maniaci work with a resident.

Among the locations that the Macomb County Clerk’s Office has already visited using its mobile office program is the Center Line Public Library, which the mobile office visited Oct. 3. Pictured, Macomb County register of deeds clerk Lisa Frank, Macomb County Clerk Fred Miller and Macomb County vital records clerk Shirley Maniaci work with a resident.

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County Clerk’s Mobile Office to visit Roseville

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 22, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds Office has been taking extra steps to be more accessible to county residents.

Throughout 2019, the office has sent its mobile office into various communities in Macomb County so that people could complete their Clerk’s Office business without having to drive to the main office in Mount Clemens.

“The services that people can get at the mobile office are the same they can get at our downtown Mount Clemens office,” County Clerk and Register of Deeds Fred Miller said. “It’s a handy way to help people not have to drive down and worry about parking and everything. Someone’s proximity to the county seat shouldn’t be a barrier to them getting good service.”

The next mobile office visit will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Recreational Authority for Roseville and Eastpointe at 18185 Sycamore St. in Roseville. 

“We resuscitated the program this year, and the one in Roseville and Eastpointe will be our 15th community visit of the year,” Miller said. “This (program) was an idea that was started under former County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh, but I think we’ve taken it to the next level with how we’ve regularized it and made an effort to take it to every corner of the county.”

Services offered by the mobile office include concealed pistol license applications or renewals; marriage license applications; business registrations; and copies of birth, death, marriage or business records. Also available will be notary applications, real estate recordings, documents and certified copies, circuit court documents, veteran photo identification cards and voter registration.

Miller said that the program has brought about a great improvement in service and efficiency for his office.

“Our wait times at our main offices are down, and there’s almost always no wait times at the mobile offices. We process a lot, including deeds, death records, marriage records, concealed weapons licenses and more,” he said. “This is helping a lot of people in ways they might not have expected. We were talking to an elderly married couple earlier this year as the husband was getting his concealed pistol license renewed, and as we were talking, they chatted about what to do if one of them died, and we figured out her name wasn’t on the house’s deed, so because of that, if her husband died, her life would be greatly improved by ensuring she still had their home.”

Thus far, officials are saying the mobile office has been a success. 

“We are planning on continuing this,” said Miller. “After Eastpointe and Roseville, we will be stopping by Chesterfield Township next, and we will be announcing our stops for next year in the next couple of weeks. People quickly figure out the value of bringing these services to them, and we love being able to provide those services.”

Tony Lipinski, the director of RARE, said he thinks residents will be happy to have the added convenience.

“They’ll just be in the building with a table set up. We’re usually pretty open on Thursdays,” Lipinski said. “It should be useful to people. Anything that helps someone from having to make a drive for something important seems like a good idea.”

City officials also said they are glad to coordinate with county officials on opportunities like this.

“The Michigan Secretary of State Office did a mobile office that came here back in May, and that was a big hit with people,” said Eastpointe Special Projects Manager Joe Merucci. “This sounds like a great idea that could really help residents.”

Those looking for more information can visit www.macombgov.org/ClerkRoD or call (586) 469-5347.

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.