The Council-Manager Form of Government.

The Home Rule City Act 279 of 1909 which establishes our form of government.

Among Michigan’s home rule cities, more than 175 use the council-manager form in which the elected council appoints a professionally-trained and experienced manager to administer the day-to-day operations of the city and to make recommendations to the city council. The council makes all policy decisions, including review, revision, and final approval of the proposed annual budge. The council may dismiss the manager if duties are not being performed satisfactorily.

We have listed below, some services, programs and resources available to the citizens of Clawson. The recommended and most desirable avenues of contact are indicated after each item below. 

Unless indicated otherwise, for County services, contact the Oakland County Office, 1200 N. Telegraph Road Pontiac, 48341, or call 248.858.1000.

For Municipal services, contact the City offices, 425 N. Main Clawson, or call 248.435.4500.

Oakland County Department Information

Oakland County Mental Health Authority

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority is the public mental health system that provides services and supports through a provider network for adults with mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with developmental disabilities.

Crisis and Resource Hotline: 1.800.231.1127 (24/7)
Customer Services: 1.800.341.2003 (8am–5pm)

2011 Executive Hills Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Oakland County Clerks Office

Filing of deeds, mortgages, and other legal information, marriage licenses, copies of birth or death certificates, naturalization information.

Assumed Names & Notary Services: 248.858.0569
Legal Records: 248.858.0582
Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriage: 248.858.0571
Register of Deeds: 248.858.0605
Elections Division: 248.858.0564
Friend of the Court: 248.858.0424

Oakland County Health Division Offices

Food and health inspections, reports or complaints on food and health, tuberculosis, x-rays, water pollution, expectant mothers seminars, food handlers licenses, reporting of contagious diseases, general health and nutrition information, inoculation and immunization for contagious diseases.

General Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm

Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday: Noon–8:00pm
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30am–5:00pm
Health Division: North Oakland Health Center (Map)
Health Administration
County Service Center
1200 North Telegraph, Building 34 East
Pontiac, Michigan, USA, 48341
Phone: 248.858.1280
Health Division: South Oakland Health Center (Map)
27725 Greenfield Road
Southfield, Michigan, USA, 48076
Phone: 248.424.7000
Fax: 248.424.7144

State of Michigan

Michigan Department of Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 30213
Lansing MI 48909
Toll-free: 877.765.8388

Michigan Unemployment Agency
401 E. 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, Michigan

Social Services
General relief for indigents, hospitalization for afflicted adults, surplus food, care of the aged, general information, on the handling of all welfare matters.

Adult Abuse and Neglect: 248.583.8803
Child Abuse and Neglect: 248.583.8804

31170 John R.
Madison Heights, Michigan

Veteran’s Office
All matters pertaining to Veterans including emergency veterans relief, veterans burials, pensions and/or insurance.

2401 E. Fourth
Royal Oak, Michigan