OC Clerk's Office Going Mobile
Oakland County, Mich. - The New Mobile Office for the Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Office is heading to Royal Oak, with a stop at the Royal Oak Public Library (222 E Eleven Mile) on Thursday, Jan. 28 and will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Mobile Office offers on-the-spot copies of Oakland County records, including birth, death, marriage, Circuit Court records and other services. Anyone who lives in the area or surrounding communities is welcome.
“Our office in Pontiac can be a long way for people, especially with gas prices today,” said Johnson. “We’ve put most of our services on our website, but we realize that there are people without Internet access or those who may be more comfortable with personal service. In an effort to reach out to all our communities, our Mobile Office pilot project will offer convenient one-day stops in each of the western, eastern, northern and southern portions of the county.”
Mobile Office employees will have computer access and printers so they can provide customers with on-the-spot copies of birth certificates, death certificates or other public records. Normal copy fees will apply. The pilot project, modeled after a successful program in Macomb County, will offer many services, including:
- Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Records,
- Marriage License Applications
- Notary Public Applications
- Registration of Assumed Names and Co-Partnerships
- Military Discharge Forms
- Passport Applications & Photos
- Copies of Property Records and Deeds
- Oakland County Circuit Court Records
- Identity Protection Information
- Voter Registration
- Absentee Ballot Application Forms
- CP License
The Mobile Office, created this summer, has assisted residents in Novi, Berkley, Holly, West Bloomfield Township, Southfield and Rochester. Upcoming Mobile Office visits include:
- Thursday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orion Township Library, 825 Joslyn Road, in Lake Orion.
- Thursday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Bloomfield Township Library, 4600 Walnut Lake, in West Bloomfield
“Anyone from the surrounding communities is welcome to join us to take advantage of this one-stop service,” Johnson said, stressing that there is no additional expense associated with the Mobile Office because resources, including employees and computers, are simply being redeployed in regional locations.
“It’s a pretty bare-bones operation – no frills or fancy van,” she said. “We just set up shop in borrowed space. So far, customers have been thrilled with the convenient service.”
“Our job is to get citizens the best possible service at the lowest possible cost, whether we are serving them at our main office in the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac, online at www.oakgov.com/clerkrod or with our Mobile Office,” said Johnson.
Contact information for media members only: Call (248) 858-0168.
Ruth Johnson, Oakland County
Tracy Ward, Communications Specialist
Telephone • (248) 858-1068