County Clerk

Laura Brandon-Maveal

401 W. Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI  48624
(989) 426-7351
(989) 426-6917 Fax
email address
Service Counter hours: 8:30 - 4:30

Laura Brandon-Maveal

Clerk's Staff

Office Staff
Each member of our friendly staff has a primary function as well as backing up all of the other staff members. We are fortunate to have only competent and friendly people to serve the many duties of the Clerk's office.

Quick Access Phone Extensions
Use this phone guide when calling our office:
  Ext. 1 - Circuit Court - Cheryl
  Ext. 2 - Circuit Court - Nicole
  Ext. 3 - Vital Records - Julie
  Ext. 4 - Accounting & Human Resources - Lisa
  Ext. 5 - Elections - Laura Flach
  Ext. 6 - County Clerk - Laura Brandon
  Ext. 7 - Assumed Names, Jury Questions, Concealed Weapons - Constance

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by the State Statute and include: Clerk of the 55th Circuit Court including Family Court, Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, Clerk to the Jury Commission, Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Board, Keeper of the Circuit Court Seal, Clerk to the Board of Canvassers, Clerk and member of the County Plat Board, member of the County Apportionment Commission, member of the County Election Commission, Registrar of Vital Statistics and Chief Election Official of the County.

Additional responsibilities of the Gladwin County Clerk include health insurance administration, flexible spending administration, County Freedom of Information (FOIA) Official, and COBRA compliance administration. The County Clerk also acts as the Public Information Official (PIO) for County Emergency Management Operations.

Other major functions of the Clerk's office are Bi-weekly payroll, personnel records maintenance and accounts payable.


The County Clerk is the chief elections official of the county and provides training, assistance, technical and logistical support to local clerks. Additionally, the County Clerk is responsible for oversight of the election process to insure fair, free elections and compliance with all election laws and regulations. On election day this office tablulates election results and submits them to the state.

Information about elections in Gladwin County is available from the main menu at left. Another useful source of information and details is the Michigan Votes web site maintained by the State of Michigan.

A listing of candidates for the August 2014 Elections is available here: August 2014 Ballot Proofs

Credit Card Payments

As of June 1, 2005, the Gladwin County Clerk's Office began accepting credit card payments for fees and for Circuit Court fines and costs. To use these services call Government Payment Service, Inc. (GPS) at 888-604-7888, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or by logging on to the GPS website at  Most major credit cards are accepted-Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  GPS faxes us a confirmation immediately after payment has been made. That fax specifies the time and date the payment was made.  Confirmations that arrive outside of business hours will be processed the next business day, but will be dated on the day the payment was made.

For ordinary fees there is a 5% service fee for this service that will be charged to your credit card.  You will need to use Pay Location Code 5124.

For Circuit Court fines and costs the service fees will be charged to your credit card according to the fee schedule at right.  You will need to use Pay Location Code 5125.

Table of Service Fees

Payment Amount

 Service Fee
$1.00 - $100.00     $10.00
$100.01 - $200.00     $18.00
$200.01 - $300.00     $24.00
$300.01 - $400.00     $32.00
$400.01 - and up         8%

County Board of Commissioners Minutes

One responsibility of the County Clerk is to maintain the official minutes of the meetings of the County Board of Commissioners. Meeting minutes become official once they have been approved by the majority vote of the Commissioners at the subsequent meeting. These minutes will be available on the county web site beginning with the minutes of the October 24, 2006 meeting. The minutes are posted in Adobe Acrobat format, and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to access them. - Get minutes here.