City Clerk

Department of City Clerk

The Department of City Clerk is the official repository for all ordinances, resolutions and official documents related to the government of the City of Providence. This department is the official repository for all ordinances, resolutions and official documents related to the government of the City of Providence and responsible for the authenticity of all legal documents.

Current City Clerk: Lori L. Hagen (For a list of staff, click here)

Location:  Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street, Room 311

Meetings: For all meetings organized by The Department of City Clerk, click here

Business Hours:

  • 8:30am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Fridays)
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm (July, August)

Phone numbers:

  • 401.680.5248
  • 401.680.5249

Below are some of the vital City services managed by the City Clerk’s office.


What We Do

Questions about the Office of the City Clerk? Find answers about the city services that are managed through this office.

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Lobbying

The rules, regulations, guidelines and registration form for individuals and organizations interested in registering as a lobbyists in Providence.

Rules & guidelines

Licenses

The City Clerk issues all hunting and fishing licenses for the state of Rhode Island. See the full list and their fees here.

Learn more

Filing Claims

Has a pothole ruined your week? Or think you have a personal injury or vehicle damage claim to file against the City? See the guidelines for filing.

Here are the steps

Trade Names

Have a business and you want to register a trade name with the city? You'll need to file an Assumed Business Name certificate.

Here's what you do

Boards & Commissions

A comprehensive directory of the Boards & Commissions that oversee everything from parks and recreation, tourism, elections, and City services.

See the directory

City Charter

Learn how the various departments and divisions within the city are organized, and what their responsibilities are in running the City.

Read it here

Ordinances

The rules, regulations, and guidelines for everything from licenses to public health to trash pickup -- and more -- within the city of Providence.

See them here

Petitions

Filing a petition for an abandoned property? An easement? Zoning changes? Our office makes It as easy as 1-2-3!

Guidelines are here

Information for Lobbyists

If you would like to work as a lobbyist in the City of Providence, you'll need to read the rules and regulations for registering and reporting lobbyist activities.

Read more here
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