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City Clerk's Office

The Common Council appoints the City Clerk for a 4-year term. The Clerk is responsible for providing staff and record keeping services for the Common Council and administering a number of other city functions, including historic preservation, licensing and cable television production. The Central Administration Division maintains the records of the Council and its committees, provides office support to the Council members and performs general departmental administrative tasks.

Notice: Persons interested in receiving further information regarding Common Council File Number 140364, an ordinance relating to residency restrictions and loitering regulations for sex offenders, are asked to call the office of the Common Council – City Clerk, (414)-286-2221, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Legislative Reference Bureau

Maintains a municipal government reference library and performs research, legislative drafting and fiscal analysis for the Common Council and other city departments.


Legislative Research Center (Legistar)

Online access to Common Council files, agendas, minutes and meeting videos and information on city boards, commissions and committees.


License Division

The License Division processes applications for over 100 different licenses and permits and assists the Council in its deliberations regarding licensing matters.


Public Information Division

Produces publications, aldermanic newsletters, arranges press briefings and news releases. Maintains web pages for the Common Council and City Clerk's Office and operates City Channel 25.


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Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

Hours and Directory

(414) 286-2221


City Clerk

Jim Owczarski


Phone: (414) 286-2998
Fax: (414) 286-2902

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