City Clerk

200 E Wells St
Milwaukee WI 53202

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  • Mon: 8am-5pm
  • Tue: 8am-5pm
  • Wed: 8am-5pm
  • Thu: 8am-5pm
  • Fri: 8am-5pm


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Located in Milwaukee, the City Clerk's Office provides a range of record keeping services. It employs a clerk who is appointed by the common council for a 4-year term. The office administers various city functions that include licensing and cable television production and regulation. It operates the Central Administration Division, which maintains the records of the council and its committees, as well as provides official support to the council members and performs general departmental administrative tasks. The City Clerk's Office operates a legislative reference bureau that maintains a municipal government reference library and performs research, legislative drafting and fiscal analysis for the city departments. Its license division processes applications for more than 100 licenses and permits and assists the council regarding licensing matters. The office operates a public information division that produces a variety of publications, including aldermanic newsletters. It additionally arranges press briefings and news releases, as well as maintains Web pages for the council and the clerk's office.