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County services

Summary of the services available by Macomb County

Absent ballot request  

Clerk's Office - Information about absent voter ballot requests, downloading a paper application, or applying for an absent ballot online

Birth records

Clerk's Office - Information about obtaining a certified copy of a Macomb County birth record by mail, online or in person

Business registration

Clerk's Office - Information on how to register (or renew) a business or obtaining a certified copy of a Macomb County business record by mail, online or in person

Business assistance

Planning and Economic Development - Assists individuals looking to start, locate or grow a business in Macomb County with site selection, tax incentives and workforce development.

Children's special health care services

Health Department - Assists families, children and young people with special heath care needs and a qualifying diagnosis.

Community cats 

Animal Control - Maintains a healthy and sterile feral cat community by promoting responsible care and a TNR initiative.

Court Records 

Clerk's Office - Information about ordering and filing Circuit Court documents, CourtView public access search, and how to find court forms

CPL licenses

Clerk's Office - Information for Macomb County residences on filing or renewing a CPL license, State requirements, and Firearms Laws of Michigan

Death records 

Clerk's Office - Information about obtaining a certified copy of a Macomb County death record by mail, online or in person

Divorce records

Clerk's Office - Information about obtaining a certified copy of a Macomb County divorce record by mail, online or in person

Dog licensing 

Animal Control - Distributes dog licenses, which are required for all resident dogs in Macomb County 4 months and older.


Clerk's Office - The Election Dept. is responsible for overseeing printing and distribution of election ballots and conducting national, state, and county elections

Emergent need assistance

Veterans Services - Assists veterans facing financial emergency or hardship with rent, mortgage, utilities and repairs.

Family planning 

Health Department - Provides reproductive health exams, pregnancy testing, birth control and birth control education, including abstinence.


Macomb Community Action - Community Food Bank of Macomb County.  Review our food resources map.

Foreclosure intervention (MSU Extension)

MSU Extension and Treasurer's Office - Advises homeowners about alternatives to foreclosure, applying for modifications, repayment plans, forbearance and other home retention programs.


Clerk's Office - The Macomb County Clerk's Office has times available for inspection of genealogy records

Head Start 0-5

Macomb Community Action - Early Childhood education for ages 0-5. Apply for services.

Hearing and vision screening 

Health Department - Provides hearing and vision screenings, referrals and follow up for children ages 3 to 18.

Home rehab 

Macomb Community Action - Assists eligible homeowners with repairs to achieve safe and sanitary affordable housing as defined by Macomb County Housing Rehabilitation Standards.


Health Department - Provides vaccines on a walk-in basis or by appointment to protect all persons from vaccine preventable disease.

Jury service

Clerk's Office - Information about Jury service – updates, questionnaires, selection process, excusals, rules and regulations

Legal assistance

Public Defender's Office - Provides constitutionally mandated assigned counsel for criminally charged indigent defendants, or individuals who can’t afford legal representation.

Lost and found pets

Animal Control - Provides shelter for lost/found animals in Macomb County and lists those in custody with the goal of reconnecting pets and their owners.

Marriage records

Clerk's Office - Information about how to apply for a marriage license or how to obtain a certified copy of a Macomb County marriage record

Maternal child health home visiting

Health Department - Assists pregnant people, infants and young children by providing health education and support through at-home visits from nurses.

Military records

Clerk's Office - Information about obtaining a certified copy of a Macomb County military record by mail, online or in person

Notary public applications

Clerk's Office - Information for Macomb County residences on filing or renewing a Notary Public application

Permit portal

Public Works - Assists individuals requesting drain or soil erosion permits, submitting plans, scheduling inspections, paying permit fees and downloading permits.

Pet adoption

Animal Control - Connects individuals with adoptable animals seeking loving homes.

Pet food pantry

Animal Control - Offers a pet food pantry to help residents who own animals and are struggling with financial hardships.

PPO assistance

Clerk's Office - Information on how to apply for a personal protection order in Macomb County

Real estate records

Register of Deeds - The Register of Deeds records documents pertaining to real estate property such as deeds, mortgages, liens, lis pendens, and federal tax liens

Register to vote

Clerk's Office - Information about registering to vote by mail or in person


Clerk's Office - Information about the Macomb County Remonumentation program

Rent and mortgage assistance

Macomb Community Action - Assists income-eligible residents facing homelessness, eviction or foreclosure with emergency housing costs.

Resource Advocacy

Senior Services - Provides in-home assessments to assist with resources and referrals.

School immunization program

Health Department - Promotes childhood and adolescent immunizations for vaccine preventable disease through education consultation for families, programs and schools.

Stormwater plan review

Public WorksAuthorizes the design of stormwater management practices that convey, store and treat stormwater runoff from a development site into a County drain.

Tax foreclosure prevention

Treasurer's Office - Assists residents with saving their homes and businesses from the tax foreclosure process, while collecting taxes on behalf of local communities.


Macomb Community ActionTransports eligible residents to essential medical appointments and other specific locations.

Utility assistance

Macomb Community Action - Assists income-eligible residents facing utility shut-off for electric, natural gas and fuels used to heat a home.

Veteran and/or dependent assistance filing claims to the VA

Veterans Services Assists veterans and/or dependents filing service connected or pension claims to the VA.

Veteran transportation 

Veterans Services - Provides veteran transportation to the Detroit VAMC for morning appointments only.

Vita tax service

Veterans Services - Helps veterans, low-income individuals and individuals with disabilities prepare their taxes at no cost.

Water bill assistance

Macomb Community Action - Provides funding to eligible, low-income households to assist with water bills, water conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives.


Macomb Community ActionInstalls energy saving items in the homes of income-eligible individuals to make structures more energy efficient.

Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC Program)

Health DepartmentAdministers nutrition and health education for low/moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.