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 Circuit Court
- Clerk of the Board of Commissioners
- Clerk of the County Election Commission
- Clerk of the Jury Board
- Clerk of the Gun Board
- Clerk of the Plat Board
- Clerk of the Cass County Transportation Authority
- Clerk of the Cass County Building Authority
- Registrar of Vital Records
The County Clerk Register issues marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, assumed business names and partnership certificates, concealed gun permits, veteran discharge records, notary commissions, genealogy records and 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 over the Internet, www.electionmagic.com.
The County Clerk Register is the keeper of the Circuit Court Records, and maintains the Circuit Court/Family Court Files.