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City Clerk's Office

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City Clerk: Christa M. Desiderio

Deputy City Clerk: Pauline G. Ames
Address: 150 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: (815) 724-3780
Fax: (815) 724-3785

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Clerk's Office is to provide support to the City Council and the Citizens we serve by managing the City's records in a professional, effective and efficient manner.


Located on the first floor of Joliet City Hall, the City Clerk performs duties as required by State Statute and City Ordinances. The City of Joliet Clerk operates as the municipal public information resource center serving the entire community, including residents and all municipal departments.

Department Information

The City Clerk is the custodian of the City seal and keeper of the City records and is responsible for attending meetings of the City Council to record minutes. The City Clerk attests to all Resolutions and Ordinances approved by the City Council, maintains the City Codes and other official documents (i.e. contracts, agreements, claims and deeds) and records and files necessary documents with Will and Kendall Counties.

The City Clerk functions as the Clerk of the Council and maintains all official records of the City which includes providing for public notifications, a tracking system for council action and minutes, as well as the indexing of all documents for archiving and retrieval and the disposal of public records. The Clerk is also responsible for the publication of bid notices, presiding over bid openings, certifying copies of records and documents and administering the Oath of Office for the City Council and other City employees.

The City Clerk also certifies election petitions for referenda and candidacy for elected City offices.