Clerk Overview

The City Clerk is an appointed official responsible for maintaining the official City Seal and the official records of the City of Ottawa. The City Clerk attends meetings of the City Council, keeps a record of its proceedings, publishes and attests to all resolutions and ordinances and contracts passed by the City Council and seals and attests to all contracts of the City, as well as other licenses, permits, and documents. The City Clerk is responsible for all City election responsibilities not assumed by La Salle County.