The mission of the City Clerk is to keep and maintain records of the Council and of the City of Bridgeport, and provide transparent, accurate, and timely legislative history; safeguard all official records of the City; including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other vital documents; and deliver information and services efficiently and accurately to the public and to the Council.
March 17, 2020 Declaration of Local Emergency and Supporting Memo to Mayor
Emergency Local Chief Executive Order
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About the City Clerk's Office:
The City Clerk's Office is the official record keeper for all Legislative actions of City Council and provides administrative support under the direction of the City Clerk. The office serves as a document and information resource to the City Council, city departments, and the citizens of Bridgeport.
This department is the custodian of the City seal, and responsible for certification of documents for the State and Federal Governments, numerous city well as maintaining accurate records required by the State Freedom of Information Act relative to public meetings of municipal Boards and Commissions. Additionally, the City Clerk and/or Assistant City Clerk accepts service for all suits and claims filed against the City of Bridgeport and forwards copies of the same to the City Attorney’s Office.
By virtue of City Charter, the City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk serve as clerks to all committees appointed by the City Council. All clerical duties for the City Council as well as Council committees are handled by City Clerk Staff. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of meeting notices, agendas, communications, petitions, reports, resolutions, ordinances, and certifications.
As the Clerk of the City Council, the City Clerk and/or Assistant City Clerk attest to all laws enacted by the City Council. The Clerk also attests to grants, agreements, bonds, tax notes, and other forms of obligations of the City. The City Clerk and/or Assistant City Clerk shall attest the signature of the Mayor on all instruments signed in the name of the City and other official acts of the Mayor.
Additional City Clerk Services:
- Certify liquor permits, maps and exhibits for court cases
- Administer Oaths and file Oaths of Office
- Oversee operations of the City Hall building
- Provide Copies of Code of Ordinances, City Charter, minutes of the City Council (provided with charge of .50 per page)
- Schedules citizens for appearance before City Council
- Give notice of Public Hearings (post/publish/written notification)
- Attest all signatures of the officials of the City when necessary
- Affix the seal of the City to all documents where required by law