The Office of the City Clerk

Cecilia K. Tumulty, City of Springfield FOIA Officer


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.

2015 Municipal Election Information
Find out information about the upcoming Municipal Elections on our Springfield Votes 2015 page
Click Here for a List of Candidates.  This list will be updated periodically.
Click Here for results of lottery held on December 3, 2014

Important Election Dates to Remember:

December 3, 2014

Last day to file objections to nominating petitions for November 17-24 filing period (filed within 5 business days after last day for filing)
Last day to conduct lottery for November 17-24 filing period (conducted within 9 days following the last day of petition filing)
Click Here for results of lottery held on December 3, 2014

December 8, 2014 Last day to adopt a resolution or ordinance for binding/advisory public question
December 18, 2014 Certification of ballot by Local Election Official to Election Authority
December 26, 2014 Last day to file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the appropriate election authority or authorities (Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate would have to be filed by December 18th in order to force a primary)

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.

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
Cecilia K. Tumulty - 789-2216 Ext. 105

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City of Springfield
Office of the Mayor - J. Michael Houston 789-2200
Office of the City Clerk - Cecilia K. Tumulty
Office of the City Treasurer - James O. "Jim" Langfelder
Office of the City Council Coordinator - Joe Davis
Office of Corporation Counsel - Todd Greenburg
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 - Sandy Robinson
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 - Eric Hobbie 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 535-3100
Sangamon County Public Health Clinic 789-2182
Sangamon County Information Line
Springfield Park District
Springfield Housing Authority 753-5759

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