The Office of the City Clerk



City Clerk Welcome to the Springfield City Clerk’s website! We are constantly updating the website to include all of the important information the important information you’ve come to expect from us. The City Council Agendas, Audio Minutes as well as access to ordinances in full detail being considered by the City Council are at right at your fingertips. Simply click on the City Council tab above and a drop down menu will guide you through Agendas, Minutes, Ordinances, Audio and Videos of the meetings held to date.

During the live broadcast of City Council and Committee meetings on Municipal Channel 18, you can now Follow Along with Springfield
City Council
.  By following the link, you have access to the Council’s voting system which allows you to see what your alderman is viewing
as well as to see the votes cast as it happens.  It’s just another way to follow along…from your home

As you can see, How Your Alderman Voted is located on this home page below and will continue to provide you with information on
how your alderman voted on issues important to you and the City of Springfield.

If you’re looking for information on how to file a request for information, click on the link above, Freedom of Information Act, and you will see instructions on how to file a request, view the current Freedom of Information directory and view the requests and responses filed with the City to date.

The City Clerk also serves as the Local Registrar for vital records. Our vault contains birth records from 2004 to the present. If you’re in need of a death certificate for a death that occurred in Springfield, we can assist you as well. Click on the Services tab above and you will find fee information as well as corresponding applications.
Information on Registered Properties can be found here

The Springfield City Clerk’s Office serves as a link between the citizens of this community and your municipal officials. We’re here to serve you. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at the numbers provided below:

  • For Ordinances, Resolutions, and Annexations, please call 789-2216 Ext. 101
  • For Birth and Death Certificates, please call 789-2216 Ext. 103
  • For City Council and Committee activities, including Agendas, Minutes and Audio information, please call 789-2216 Ext. 104<
  • For Freedom of Information Requests, Responses and Business Licenses, please call 789-2216 Ext. 106
Frank J. Lesko - 789-2216 Ext. 105

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City of Springfield
Office of the Mayor - James O. Langfelder 789-2200
Office of the City Clerk - Frank J. Lesko
Office of the City Treasurer - Misty Buscher
Office of the City Council Coordinator - Tim Griffin
Office of Corporation Counsel - James Zerkle
Office of Business Licensing - Todd Oliver
Office of Budget & Management – Bill McCarty 789-2191
Office of Planning & Economic Development - Mike Farmer
Office of Human Resources - Melina Tomaras-Collins 
Office of Public Works - Mark Mahoney
Oak Ridge Cemetery - Mike Lelys
Office of Community Relations - Juan Huerta
Springfield Police Department - Chief Kenny Winslow
Springfield Fire Department – Chief Ken Fustin
Lincoln Library - Main Branch - Nancy Huntley
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau - Gina Gemberling
City, Water, Light and Power (CWLP)
Chief Engineer 789-2116
CWLP Inquiries, Moving & Billing Questions
Past Due Bills, Disconnect Notices 789-2036
Senior Citizen Discount Program Level Payment 789-2316
Emergency Electric Service (24 Hours) 789-2121
Emergency Water Service (24 Hours)
Energy Services Office 789-2070
Non-City of Springfield Agencies:
Sangamon County Animal Control 535-3065
 Sangamon County Animal Control After Hours Number 753-6666
Sangamon County Department of Public Health - Jim Stone 535-3102
Sangamon County Public Health Clinic 789-2182
Sangamon County Information Line
Springfield Park District
Springfield Housing Authority 753-5759

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