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Contact Staff
Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
City Manager's Office Sarah Bek Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant Contact (231)-347-2500
Finance Alan Terry City Clerk Contact (231)-347-2500
Finance Audrey Plath Deputy Clerk/Finance Supervisor Contact (231)-347-2500



Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate or a death certificate?
Contact the Emmet County Clerk's office at 231-348-1744 or
Is commercial activity allowed in public places (i.e. parks, sidewalks, alleys, etc.)
Mobile food vending units are allowed on public property when part of an approved public or private event. Click here for more information concerning mobile food vending units. 
Do I need a business license? (i.e. retail, transient trader, hotel/vacation rental, bed and breakfast, etc.)
Possibly, depending on the type of business.  Click here for forms and permits to determine if your business requires a license. 
How do I register to vote or change my voter registration?
There are multiple ways to register to vote or change your registration status.

  1. Visit your local City Clerk's office for an application.
  2. Stop by a Secretary of State Branch Office.
  3. Complete a mail-in registration form and send it to your local Clerk.
Click here to view voter registration application.
Where do I vote?
Only City of Petoskey registered voters in all four wards vote at the Grand Unity Event Center, 1106 Charlevoix Avenue, Petoskey, from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on the date of the election.
What do I bring with me to the polls?
It is State law that you show photo identification when voting at the polls (i.e. drivers license, passport, etc.)
How do I obtain an absentee ballot?
First fill out an absentee ballot application at City Hall or obtain a printable version from the State of Michigan website.  Complete and submit applications to the City Clerk, once received a ballot will be issued.

Click here for the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC)
Does the City have a permanent absentee ballot list?
Yes.  If you wish to be on the permanent list to receive an absentee ballot application for every election, please click here and complete and submit the form to the City Clerk.
Can someone else pick up my absentee ballot?
No.  You are the only person that may pick up your ballot, or it can be mailed to you.
Can someone else drop off my absentee ballot?
Yes.  The people who may return an absentee ballot are limited to:

  1. The voter.
  2. A member of the voter's immediate family who has been asked to return the ballot.
  3. A person residing in the voter's household who has been asked to return the ballot.
  4. A person whose job normally includes the handling of mail.
  5. An authorized election official.

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