The County Clerk Register is an elected official with a four-year term as provided by the Michigan Constitution.
The duties of the Clerk Register are prescribed by law and include:
Clerk of the Board of Commissioners
Clerk of the Cass County Building Authority
Clerk of the Cass County Transportation Authority
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Clerk of the County Election Commission
Clerk of the Gun Board
Clerk of the Jury Board
Clerk of the Plat Board
Registrar of Vital Records
The County Clerk Register issues:
Assumed business names and partnership certificates
Birth and death certificates
Concealed gun permits
Veteran discharge records
Voter registration records
The County Clerk Register as Chief Election Officer for the County supervises elections, receives and files petitions, serves as a member of the County Election Commission and Clerk of the Board of Canvassers. When Federal and State Elections are held, the County tabulates returns on election night and posts results on the Cass County website.
The County Clerk Register is the keeper of the Circuit Court Records, and maintains the Circuit Court/Family Court Files.