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February 27, 2015

* The Proposal Listing PDF (PDF - 21 KB) for the May 5, 2015 Special Election is available for download.

November 4, 2014

* Official November 4, 2014 Election Results:
Summary Results | Precinct Results PDF (PDF)

May 3, 2011

* County Commission Districts Map:
Map PDF (PDF - 800 KB) | District Descriptions PDF (PDF - 7 KB)

* Voter Precincts Maps: 17" x 11" County Map with City Insets PDF (PDF - 668 KB)
11" x 8 1/2" Maps: County PDF (PDF - 401 KB), Sturgis PDF (PDF - 156 KB), Three Rivers PDF (PDF - 226 KB)


* Find out if you're registered to vote, your polling location and view ballot information.
(State of Michigan Website)


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Order birth, marriage and death certificates
(VitalChek Website)

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that St. Joseph County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.


Pattie S. Bender, St. Joseph County Clerk

Pattie S. Bender
St. Joseph County Clerk

The County Clerk is an officer of the County as prescribed by State law. Michigan Constitution provides that voters of each county shall elect a Clerk, on a partisan basis, every four years. Duties are prescribed by law and include Clerk to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clerk of the Family Court, Election Board of Canvassers, Clerk of the County Election Commission, County Plat Board, Serves on the County Apportionment Board, and Clerk of the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board.

The Clerk maintains birth and death records, marriage licenses, assumed business names and partnership certificates, concealed weapons permits, veteran discharge records, notary commissions, genealogy records, and voter registration records.

The County Clerk is the chief election official of the County, supervises all national, state, and local elections, and is responsible for the administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act and maintains the Qualified Voter File.


The Clerk's Office can be reached by the following numbers:

General Division:
* Phyllis Lung, Elections Specialist (269) 467-5603
* Joan Skinner, Deputy Clerk (269) 467-5602
* Jackie Wells, Deputy Clerk (269) 467-5661
Courts Division:
* Sandy Bowen, Chief Deputy (269) 467-5532
* Catherine Rigby , Deputy Clerk (269) 467-5531
* Dena Clark , Deputy Clerk (269) 467-5621

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County Clerk

Pattie S. Bender

Office Mailing Address

PO Box 189
Centreville MI, 49032

General Division Information

County Clerk's Office - General Division
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Historic Courthouse - Second Floor
*Driving Directions

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Number: (269) 467-5602
Fax Number: (269) 467-5596
*Send Email

Courts Division Information

County Clerk's Office - Courts Division
125 W. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032
Courts' Building - Second Floor
*Driving Directions

Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Closed on County Holidays

Phone Number: (269) 467- 5531
Fax Number: (269) 467-5558
*Send Email