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: Shawn Selleck (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 City Clerk? Find answers about the city services that are managed through this office.

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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

Boards & Commissions

The Open Meetings Portal is a comprehensive website of the Boards & Commissions who oversee everything from parks and recreation, tourism, elections, and City services as well as all meeting dates/times and agendas.

Visit Open Meetings

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

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

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

Lobbying

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

Rules + Guidelines

Licensing

Licensing in the City of Providence can be obtained from the Board of Licenses or from the State of Rhode Island

Find out More
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