THE MISSION OF THE CLERK’S DEPARTMENT
The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate and courteous service to our citizens and our visitors. As official Keeper of the Records for the City, the Clerk’s Office provides clerical services to the City Council both in the preparation of its agendas and taking minutes of its meetings. All original minutes of the Council are kept and archived.
All birth and death certificates occurring in the City of Trenton are kept and certified copies are made available to those individuals eligible to purchase them. Licenses are issued in the Clerk’s Office, such as: animal licenses, food or ice cream truck, massage licenses, mechanical amusement devices, peddlers and transient merchant licenses.
The Clerk’s Office also conducts the filing of all petitions, lawsuits, subpoenas, and Freedom of Information requests. The Clerk’s Office conducts all elections in accordance with State and Federal law. The Clerk also administers the Oath of Office to all City Officials, Police Officials, Board and Commissioner Members. The City Clerk’s Office also provides a notary service (some fees may apply for Notary Services).