City Clerk

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The City Clerk is the ex-officio head of the department of public records and serves as the recorder of deeds; registrar of births, marriages, civil unions and deaths; clerk of the probate court and clerk of the city council.

The City Clerk gives notices of the meetings of the council, keeps a journal of its proceedings and certifies all actions of the council. The City Clerk is responsible for processing all business registrations and licenses in accordance with established city ordinances or state law and performs such other duties as required by the City Charter or by law or ordinance.

It is the goal of the City Clerk's Office to provide the highest quality of customer service to the general public with the timely completion of city council meeting minutes, the recording and issuance of birth, marriage and death certificates; the timely processing of requests for licenses in the most convenient manner possible; the proper dissemination of information in accordance with the requirements of state law and the preservation of some temporary and all permanent records.

  You may request copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates on line: 


If you have any questions regarding obtaining a record please contact the City Clerk's Office at 401-845-5341 or 401-845-5342


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