The City Clerk’s Office, a division of the City Manager’s Office, manages city records, issues certain licenses and permits, and a variety of additional services to the public and other city departments.

The services provided by the City Clerk’s Office include:
  • Management of city records, including records of the official actions of the Lawrence City Commission such as meeting agendas and minutes, and ordinances and resolutions; the City Clerk is the official Freedom of Information Officer for the City and coordinates responses to open records requests;
  • Issuance of certain permits and business licenses; building permits and contractor/trade licenses are administered by the Development Services Division of the Planning and Development Services Department;
  • Handling of documents related to special assessments on properties within the city;
  • Conducting bid openings for the city on at 2 p.m. each Tuesday in the City Commission Meeting Room; bids are to be turned in to the City Clerk’s Office (not to the City Commission Meeting Room) by 2 p.m. on their due date; for information regarding specific bids, please contact the city Purchasing Agent at (785) 832-3215.


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


City Clerk’s Office, 3rd Floor of City Hall
6 East 6th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044