City Clerk

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Devon Reid

The City Clerk attends all City Council meetings and produces the official minutes of all City sponsored meetings. All ordinances and resolutions are processed through this office and kept as permanent records in the municipal library. The municipal code is updated throughout the year by ordinances that amend the code. The Clerk is the custodian of books, records, and papers of the City of Evanston. The City Clerk is the only full-time elected official.

The City Clerk provides many important services to Evanston residents. Premier among the office's programs is its election services, with its primary goal to provide the greatest convenience to voting. The Clerk's Office is responsible for all matters involving elections, and the Clerk is the local election official. Evanston residents can register to vote in the Clerk's Office. The Clerk's election duties include, but are not limited to, voter registration and re-registration, receiving nominating petitions, and supplying absentee ballot request applications.

The Clerk is the custodian of the City Seal and affixes its impression on documents when required. By state statute, the Clerk is the keeper of the City's records which includes minutes and ordinances, distributing, publishing and providing security for legal documents such as ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, agreements and minutes of the City Council meetings.

The Clerk is also involved in the verification and distribution of temporary handicapped parking placards and issuing real estate transfer tax stamps. All petitions and communications addressed to the City Council are received by the Clerk and communicated by the Clerk at Council meetings. The Clerk also issues notices of regular and special meetings of the City Council.

Those interested in obtaining information from the City Clerk's office may request it by filing a Freedom of Information Act request either by phone, email, fax or in person. 


2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, #1200
City Clerk: Devon Reid


8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Please note:

On Tuesday, May 30 the City Clerk's Office will close at 5:30 p.m.

Passports are available until 4:30 p.m.

The Clerk's office will be open on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 17, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 12, 2017
September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017


The City Clerk's office no longer sells fishing or hunting licenses. Here is the Illinois DNR License and Permit vendor search tool.

Historical List of Evanston City Clerks