The oldest of public servants in local government, the mission of the Municipal Clerk's Office is to maintain the integrity of the legislative process, provide administrative and technical support to the City Council, disseminate information concerning legislative decisions and policy issues, protect and preserve official city documents, and assist with all municipal elections.
The City Clerk works directly with the Mayor, City Council, and the public. The City Clerk is responsible for the following:
- Providing notice of all City Council and committee meetings
- Preparing the agenda for all regular City Council meetings
- Recording minutes and all official actions at City Council and committee meetings
Public Records Request
It is the duty of the Office of the City Clerk to provide access to public records in accordance with the Act, subject to exemptions prescribed in the Act, records retention and other applicable law.
In order to access public records, the requester must request an identifiable record or class of records. An identifiable record is not a request for “information” in general. The Act does not require the City of Jackson, Mississippi to respond to public records requests that are interrogatories. The Act does not require the City of Jackson, Mississippi to create a new record to fulfill a request for public records.
Upon receipt of any fee required to reimburse the City of Jackson for the actual cost of searching, reviewing and/or duplicating and, if applicable, mailing requested public records, the City of Jackson will fulfill the public records request within seven working days, unless additional time is required due to the voluminous nature of the request. For more information on the Act, please visit the Mississippi Ethics Commission.
Office of the City Clerk
Attn: Open Records Department
219 South President Street
Post Office Box 17
Jackson, MS 39205
Please include your reference number with payments so that it will be credited properly.
Open Court Records
Municipal Court's Open Records
Police Department's Open Records