Welcome to the 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.
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Public Meeting Update
Please be advised that meetings of the Common Council and its standing committees are once again open to the public for in-person attendance. We invite visitors to attend meetings held in the Common Council 301 complex committee rooms and in the 3rd floor Common Council chambers. Options for remote and/or in-person attendance at meetings of all other public bodies will be as indicated by individual public meeting notices. All visitors to City Hall are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
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On July 26, 2016, the Milwaukee Common Council passed a law creating a municipal identification (ID). If you have lived in the City of Milwaukee for at least 15 days, you may be eligible to receive a municipal ID.
Serves as a primary resource for public and privileged access to, and preservation of, current and archival information on Milwaukee's municipal government and historic properties. It is comprised of the City Records Center, Historic Preservation, and the Municipal Research Library (formerly the LRB Library).
Performs research, legislative drafting and fiscal analysis for the Common Council and other city departments.
Online access to Common Council files, agendas, minutes and meeting videos and information on city boards, commissions and committees.
Processes applications for over 100 different licenses and permits and assists the Council in its deliberations regarding licensing matters.
The Inspector General (IG) is an independent body that promotes economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity in the administration of programs and operation of City government. The IG is a watchdog for the taxpayers of the City of Milwaukee, and has jurisdiction to conduct independent inquiries into most aspects of City government.
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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