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.

2018 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities as modified by the City of Lawrence, KS.

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 Bid Manager at (785) 832-3236.


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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