City Clerk

Welcome!
The City Clerk is the first link to the citizens of Belleville and serves as the official custodian of the City's records.  The Clerk is the local election authority for municipal elections and is responsible for the recording and management of documents including, but not limited to city council minutes, ordinances, resolutions, leases, contracts, deeds, and licenses/permits.   

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The City of Belleville responds to public record requests in compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 ILCS 140).

The most efficient way to request public records from the City of Belleville is through the link below. This portal helps the City efficiently administer and manage FOIA requests, and it provides the public with convenient 24-hour access to request and to receive public records.
                                          Submit a Public Record Request


Designated Freedom of Information Officer


The City Clerk is the designated Chief FOIA Officer for the City who, except in instances when records are furnished immediately, will respond to FOIA requests as explained in Chapter 31.016 of the City Code of Ordinances. To contact the City Clerk, see the phone number and email in the right hand column of this page.


Chief and Deputy FOIA Officers

View the complete list of FOIA Officers for the City, including the Chief and Deputy Officers.  

FOIA Costs

If copies of records are requested, the fees for such copies are explained in Chapter 31.016(B)(3) of the City Code of Ordinances.

Additional FOIA Information

For further information about the Freedom of Information Act, please visit the website for the Illinois Attorney General.

St. Clair County, Illinois
The City Clerk often receives calls for information or documents that are only available through the St. Clair County Government offices. You can reach St. Clair County offices via their website or by calling 618.277.6600.

 The City Clerk is no longer the local registrar. All birth/death certificates and marriage licenses must be obtained from the office of the St. Clair County Clerk.