City Clerk


The City Clerk’s Office serves the community through the provision of public information, voter registration, free notary service, and management of the community bulletin board. The office also serves as the repository for all permanent records of the City including ordinances, resolutions, deeds, easements, contracts, and cemetery records. The office issues and maintains select City business licenses and permits. City Council agendas are published and made accessible to the public by the Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk serves as the Local Election Official, a member of the Municipal Officer Electoral Board, and is one of the City’s appointed Freedom of Information Officers. The office serves as staff liaison/secretary to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, Liquor Advisory Board, Local Liquor Control Commission, and City Council.

Fire Application and Procedures

Fire testing is administered through the City Clerk’s Office. For more information, please contact the Deputy City Clerk at 618-457-3281.

Mortgage Foreclosure Notices

Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503 and 735 ILCS 5/15-1508, Notices of Foreclosure for residential real estate mortgages on property located within the corporate limits of the City of Carbondale, Illinois shall be sent to the City Clerk.