City Clerk

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The City Clerk is appointed by and reports directly to the City Council, and attends all City Council meetings.

The Clerk is charged with custody of deeds, contracts, and abstracts. The Clerk's Office is responsible for the keeping of all ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and the Iowa City City Code. The office publishes public notices, ordinances, and minutes as required by law, and assists both staff and the general public in researching information.

The City Clerk's Office issues the following: Taxi company licenses and driver authorization, outdoor service areas, cigarette licenses, beer/liquor licenses, parade and assembly permits, and cemetery deeds. They maintain City subdivision files, project files, the Domestic Partnership Registry, and an index of Council proceedings. The Clerk's office also provides staff and support for the Community Police Review Board.

Council Elections

Vital Records

Notary Services - available at no cost, with no appointment necessary

  • A notarization is generally an assurance made by a Notary Public that a document's signature is genuine, that the signer acted without duress and that the signer intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.
  • Most requests for notarization involve the signing of documents. In all cases, all signers and any required witness(es) must be present for the notarization. You'll need to bring acceptable ID as required by your state along with all pages of the document being notarized.
    • We suggest you don't sign or date the document (some documents must be signed and dated in the presence of a Notary).
    • Make sure you have all the pages of the document(s) being signed, not just the signature page.
    • Make sure all document signers have state-acceptable ID.
  • When you (as well as any additional document signers and required witnesses) arrive at, the Notary will review your document(s) to determine the notarization requirements and whether we are able to complete the notarization.

Licenses and Permits

Following are details about Clerk-administered licenses and permits.

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