The City's Health Department shares office space with the City Clerk.
The Health Department records and issues birth and death certificates as well as executes voluntary paternities. A birth or death certificate may be requested by mail.
The City Clerk's Office acts as a licensing agent for the city's Fire Prevention Bureau, issuing permits for the installation of natural gas, oil, LPG, pellet and wood stove heating equipment as well as for the operation of multiple-unit dwellings, places of assembly, hazardous materials storage and storage tank installation.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW: (FOIL) The City Clerk's Office acts as the foil official. The request is filed through the Clerk's Office and forwarded to the Department best able to furnish the information requested.