Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For additional questions, not covered on this page, contact the City Clerk's Office at 248.658.3310.
How do I Obtain an Animal License?
All dogs and cats must be licensed beginning at 4 months of age. Pet owners must provide a current rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. A late fee does not apply to new residents or new pets if the license is obtained within 30 days of moving into the city or adoption of pet.
One, two or three-year licenses are available and may not be issued beyond the expiration of the rabies vaccination.
|One Year License||$5.00||$10.00|
|Two Year License||$10.00||$15.00|
|Three Year License||$15.00||$20.00|
Does the City Perform Marriages?
The Mayor of Berkley performs marriage ceremonies based on his/her availability. A marriage license is required by state law and the license is issued by the county clerk from the county in which either one of the parties reside. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 248.658.3310 for more information or to schedule a ceremony.
How do I Apply for a City Board or Commission?
Check our Boards and Commissions page to complete an application to be sent to the Clerk's Office at 3338 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley, MI 48072. You may also email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I Register to Vote?
To register as a voter in the State of Michigan, you must be 18 years of age and a resident of the community for 30 days prior to an election.
You may register to vote by using the Voter Registration form, or you may register in person at any Secretary of State Office or Local Clerk’s Office. If you have any questions regarding voter registration, contact the City Clerk at 248.658.3310.
How do I Get an Absentee Ballot?
For every election, the City Clerk must make available Absentee Ballots.
To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be a registered voter, and you must complete the Absentee Ballot Application to declare the reason you need an absentee ballot. For more information, visit our elections page.
You may apply up to 65 days in advance of the election. Applications must be received by 2 PM on the Saturday preceding the election. Absentee Ballots can be issued on the Monday prior to the election until 4:00 p.m., but the elector must request the ballot in person at the Berkley City Hall, 3338 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, MI 48072.
Where do I Vote on Election Day?
The City of Berkley has seven polling locations, each open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on all election days. Click here to view the precinct map to see which precinct you are located in or contact the Clerk’s Office at 248.658.3310.
How do I Submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request?