City Clerk

The City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk(s) are appointed by the City Council and are entrusted by City Charter §4.21 to administer oaths and take affidavits and acknowledgements. The City Clerk also serves as the official Registrar of Vital Statistics.

The City Clerk is designated as a Records Access Officer by the City Manager per §239-2 of the City Code and ensures appropriate agency response to public Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and maintains an official record of City Council meetings and careful maintenance of archival material.

The City Clerk's Office also issues permits and licenses for various purposes, including:

  • Certified copies of birth and death certificates
  • Dog licenses, adoptions, and redemptions
  • Licenses for taxi cabs, taxi drivers, peddlers, and towing
  • Marriage licenses
  • Event Permits