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Our Code Enforcement Department fields hundreds of inquiries every week. If your call was to file a complaint, you may not receive a call back; however, we have logged the complaint and are pursuing it. If you have called to speak with a member of the department, please feel free to call, email us at email@example.com or submit a complaint through
Yes, anyone hosting a garage or block sale needs a permit. You can pick up and submit permits at to the Community Development & Inspections (CDI) Department in City Hall.
Garage sale permits are $5 and block sale permits are $25 for a minimum of 5 properties. Please list all participating addresses on the application form. City Hall takes payment as cash, check or credit card. There is a 3% fee and a minimum of $1.50 for credit card charges.
Violation of sale regulations are subject to fines and penalties set forth in the SCS City Ordinances 15.000 and 19.150.
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The Clerk's Office can provide certified copies of birth certificates for all home births within the City of St. Clair Shores back to 1913.
Birth certificates may also be obtained from Macomb County Vital Records or State of Michigan Vital Records.
Certified copies of death certificates may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office for any death occurring in the City of St. Clair Shores after 1922. For any death prior to 1923, copies may be obtained from Macomb County Vital Records or State of Michigan Vital Records.
COST: $15.00 – One copy & $7.50 for each additional copy ordered at the same time.
For more information, visit the Clerk's page.
Notarization can be processed at the City Clerk’s Office for $10 per document. We do not notarize Power of Attorney documents, wills, or documents without a notary certificate.