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The mission of the City Clerk is to prepare and maintain financial accounting records, custody of city funds, securities, and official city records and documents. The mission also involves assisting and supporting the Office of the Mayor and the City Council in the governance of the City along with providing information and assistance to the general public.


Services provided by the City Clerk's Office:


  • Preparation of the weekly council agenda
  • Maintaining a permanent journal of City Council meetings and oversight of a system of permanent records of all resolutions, ordinances, and other official actions by the council
  • Certification of all actions of the council for approval or veto by the Mayor
  • Maintains a permanent file of all City contracts, agreements, deeds, board appointments, insurance policies, bonds and other vital documents
  • Prepares official transcripts of City documents required by the courts of law or City officials
  • Prepares and publishes all required legal advertisements and public notices of City business
  • Provides official notice to property owners of public improvements and public assessments
  • Receives and records all official claims and legal actions against the City
  • Provides the general public and public agencies with access to all official City records.


Office Hours: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.



Wanda Taylor, City Clerk

1800 Third Avenue North

Bessemer, AL 35020

Office: 424-4060