City Clerk

The following services are by appointment only until further notice:

Marriage license issuance, Domestic Partnership issuance, Passports


The Office of the City Clerk is the custodian of official City government documents and public records. The Clerk's Office also provides efficient and cost-effective services for businesses and residents by issuing a variety of permits and licenses, and by helping to administer the bid and contract process on goods, products and services purchased by the City.

Common Council

The City Clerk serves as secretary to Albany's Common Council-the City's legislative body. The City Clerk, in cooperation with Albany's Corporation Counsel, prepares all of the committee meetings and public hearings, transcribes and records all proceedings, distributes all informative materials to the public, and attests to all Ordinances, Laws, and Resolutions passed by the Common Council.