The City Clerk is an officer of the City that is appointed by the City Council and is required by State law and the City Charter. Functioning much like the Secretary of State, the City Clerk maintains integrity of the election process, ensures transparency and access to city records, facilitates the city’s legislative process, and is the record of local government history. The City Clerk acts as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, including the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act, and serves as the filing authority for campaign finance reports and financial disclosure statements.
Records maintained by this office for the City of Wichita Falls include City Council minutes, agendas, deeds and more. We coordinate the recruitment, application, and appointment process for all City appointed boards, commissions, and committees. The City Clerk also works with the County to help facilitate local elections. Additionally, the following permits and licenses are issued by the City Clerk’s Office, alcoholic beverage licenses, solicitor, itinerant merchant, dealers of crafted precious metals, and transient show permits.