The City Clerk of Chicago is in charge of record-keeping for the city of Chicago and its elections. When the Chicago City Council is in session, the City Clerk serves as council secretary. This position is a citywide elected office.
The City Clerk's office is responsible for maintaining official city government record (such as the Municipal Code of Chicago), distributing approximately 1.3 million vehicle stickers and residential parking permits, and issuing city business licenses.
The current city clerk is Anna Valencia.
Significant City Council transparency efforts have included posting nearly 700,000 pages of searchable City Council records to the City Clerk website, www.ChiCityClerk.com. This includes every ordinance passed since 1981, as well as city budgets and mayoral Executive orders going back nearly 30 years. In addition, for the first time ever, City Council meetings can be watched live or on demand via a City Council video archive on the City Clerk's website, www.ChiCityClerk.com.
|Anna Valencia||2017-||She was appointed in 2017.|
|Susana Mendoza||2011-2016||She was elected in 2011. She resigned to become the Illinois Comptroller.|
|Miguel del Valle||2006-2011||He was appointed in 2006. He resigned to run for mayor in 2011.|
|James Laski||1995-2006||He was elected in 2005. He resigned after his indictment for corruption.|
|Ernest Wish||1993-1995||He was appointed in 1993. He did not seek election after his full term concluded.|
|Walter Kozubowski||1979-1993||He was elected in 1979. He resigned after pleading guilty to corruption.|
|John C. Marcin||1955-1979||He was elected in 1955. At the end of his term, he became a alderman for the 35th Ward.|
|Ludwig D. Schreiber||1939-1955||He was elected 4 times starting in 1939.|
|Francis D. Connery||1909-1915||He was elected in 1909. His term may have ended in 1915.|