Cannock Chase District Council has announced plans to hold a by-election for the Hednesford North seat on September 8.
It follows the resignation of Matt McCall, who stood down as a councillor last month after serving for little more than a year.
Candidate nomination papers must be delivered to the returning officer no later than 4pm on Thursday, August 11.
Meanwhile applications to register to vote are open until midnight on August 22.
The poll will only go ahead if the seat is contested.
Mr McCall won the seat last year with a majority of 97 votes. No reason has been given for his decision to stand down.