Office of City Clerk

Frank Lesko - City Clerk, Springfield Illinois

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The Office of City Clerk

Welcome to the Springfield City Clerk’s website! We are constantly updating the website to include all of 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 right at your fingertips. Simply click on the Government tab above and a 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 from your home with Springfield City Council. By clicking on the Follow Along Live from the Government menu, 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. Click on How They Voted from the Government menu to access information on how your alderman voted in prior meetings 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 FOIA tab above, 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. You can obtain records from 1985 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 (217) 789-2216 Ext. 5001
  • For Birth and Death Certificates, please call (217) 789-2180
  • For City Council and Committee activities, including Agendas, Minutes and Audio information, please call (217) 789-2216 Ext. 5004
  • For Freedom of Information Requests, Responses and Business Licenses, please call (217) 789-2216 Ext. 5006

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