City Clerk

Responsibilities & Services

The City Clerk's Department is a public service office that performs a wide variety of department functions and citizen services. The City Clerk's Office:

  • Coordinates the administration of all elections for the city
  • Issues hunting, fishing and dog licenses
  • Records and maintains all vital statistics records (birth, death, and marriage certificates) for the city
  • Performs wedding ceremonies (both on and off site)
  • Administers the city's business licensing program
  • Provides Notary Public and Dedimus Justice services
  • Serves as custodian and preserves all official city records
  • Acts as the Public Access Officer to ensure the City is in FOAA compliance
  • Maintains a complete and accurate record of City Council proceedings
  • Provides administrative support to the City Council
  • Maintains the City's Code of Ordinances
  • Assists the Business and Community Relations Department with various projects and events

Mission

The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to:

  • Accurately maintain all city records including vital records, council records, and licenses
  • Conduct elections and voter registration processes with professionalism in accordance with Maine Law
  • Provide for the safety of the general public through animal control regulations and licensing
  • Provide information to both City officials and the general public in a friendly and competent manner