200 - City Clerk Office

City of East Providence FY2024 Budget Summary

Who We Are:

The Office of the City Clerk is a department of the city which reports to the Mayor's Office. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The Clerk's Office staff includes the city clerk, deputy city clerk, municipal court administrator and four full-time municipal services clerks.

A municipal court judge, municipal court bailiff, municipal court sergeant, probate judge, deputy probate judge and two city sergeants are also considered members of the Clerk's Office for budgeting purposes, but they are not regular, full-time employees.

What We Do:

The Office of the City Clerk maintains all required records in accordance with federal, state and local laws. The City Clerk’s Office is also responsible for vital records including: birth, marriage and death certificates. It is also responsible for keeping record of all business licenses, liquor licenses, dog licenses and various permits. In addition, the Clerk’s Office handles probate matters, land evidence records, historic records retention, council journals, dockets, records and retention of resolutions and ordinances. It also handles the processing of municipal traffic violations.