The City Clerk's Department is responsible for maintaining current and accurate registration of voters; supervising and conducting all school, city, state, and national elections; issuing all licenses required by city ordinance, recording all actions, resolutions and ordinances of the city council; and to examine and verify all accounts and claims against the city.

Other services performed by this department include answering general telephone inquiries. The clerk's office also provides for a recording secretary for the City Council meetings, Board of Public Works, Shopping Area Redevelopment Board, Zeeland Hospital Authority and the Economic Development Authority meetings. This department provides clerical assistance to the Mayor and City Manager. Business licenses may also be obtained from the clerk.

The clerk's office is staffed by the City Clerk and Deputy Clerk.

The City Clerk's Department may be found on the second floor of City Hall.  They may be reached at 616-772-6400 extension 1200 or you may email us at


                                    Karen Jipping, City Clerk and Pamela Holmes, Deputy Clerk

                                                                   2016 Elections

                                                  March 8, 2016 (Presidential Primary)
                                                        May 3, 2016 (School Millage)
                                                       August 2, 2016 (State Primary)
                                                  November 8, 2016 (General/Presidential)

Please note: Absentee Ballots are available to all registered voters age 60 or older.  Please contact the Clerk's Office if you would like to be a permanent Absentee Voter.