Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


City Clerk's Office

Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5:00PM, M-F

Phone: (734) 675-8600
Fax: (734) 675-5262

Patricia M. Gearhart
City Clerk
Patricia M. Gearhart

Patricia (Trish) Gearhart,
City Clerk, City of Trenton

Trish (Teifer) Gearhart is a lifetime Trenton resident and a member of one of the founding families of the City of Trenton, dating back to the 1800's. She's worked in the City Clerk's office since 1991.She was appointed Deputy Clerk in 1995, where she served in that capacity until being elected as the City Clerk in November 2011. She is a Certified Municipal Clerk. A member of the Wayne County Clerk's Association, the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She is a Notary Public. She is also secretary to the Trenton Goodfellows Organization.

Our Mission

The mission of the Clerk's Office is to provide accurate and courteous service to our citizens and our visitors.
As official Keeper of the Records for the City, the Clerk's Office provides clerical service to the City Council both in the preparation of it's agendas and taking minutes of it's meetings. All original minutes of the Council are kept and archived.

All birth and death certificates occurring in the City of Trenton are kept and certified copies are made available to those individuals eligible to purchase them. License's such as dog and cat, mechanical amusement devices, peddler's, transient merchant, ice cream truck and massage licenses are issued in the Clerk's Office along with filing of all petitions, lawsuits, subpoenas, and Freedom of Information requests.

The Clerk's Office conducts all elections in accordance with State and Federal law. The Clerk also administers the Oath of Office to all City Officials, Police Officer's, Board and Commissioner Members. The City Clerk's Office also provides a notary service (some fees may apply for Notary Services.)

Passport Information

Trenton Parks and Recreation will begin processing passports on April 2nd.

For more information please call (734) 675-7300. To Access the U.S. Travel Site to download an application online. click here