Mobile Office to visit West Bloomfield library March 25

The Mobile Office for the Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Office is heading to the West Bloomfield Township Public Library on Thursday, March 25, announced Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson.

Anyone who lives in the area or surrounding communities is welcome. The Mobile Office will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield. "We so appreciate the hospitality of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library," said Johnson.

"Our office in Pontiac can be a long way for people, especially with gas prices today," said Johnson. "We've put most of our services on our website, but we realize that there are people without Internet access or those who may be more comfortable with personal service. In an effort to reach out to all our communities, our Mobile Office pilot project will offer convenient one-day stops in each of the western, eastern, northern and southern portions of the county."

The Mobile Office is a no-frills operation. Employees set up shop in borrowed space with laptop computers and printers so they can provide customers with on-the-spot copies of birth certificates, death certificates or other public records. Normal copy fees apply. The pilot project, modeled after a successful program in Macomb County, will offer many services, including:

• Certified Copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

• Marriage License Applications.

• Notary Public Applications.

• Registration of Assumed Names and Co-Partnerships.

• Military Discharge Forms.

• Passport Applications & Photos.

• Copies of Property Records and Deeds.

• Oakland County Circuit Court Records.

• Identity Protection Information.

• Voter Registration.

• Absentee Ballot Application Forms.

• CP License.

The Mobile Office, created this summer, has assisted residents in Novi, Berkley, West Bloomfield Township and Southfield. Upcoming Mobile Office visits include:

• Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road in Madison Heights.

• Thursday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

• Thursday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Huntington Woods Public Library, 26415 Scotia in Huntington Woods.

• Thursday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South Street in Ortonville.

"Anyone from the surrounding communities is welcome to join us to take advantage of this one-stop service," Johnson said, stressing that there is no additional expense associated with the Mobile Office because resources, including employees and computers, are simply being redeployed in regional locations.

"Our job is to get citizens the best possible service at the lowest possible cost, whether we are serving them at our main office in the Oakland County Courthouse in Pontiac."

For more information, residents may visit the Web site at

Published: Wed, Mar 10, 2010