City Clerk

Message from the City Clerk

Over the past few years, everyone in the Office of the City Clerk has worked hard in an effort to provide better services to the residents and taxpayers of Albany. We want to ensure that what we do on your behalf is done efficiently, thoroughly and in a cost-effective manner. Many of these changes have involved the computerization of records and the expediting of processing time. 

We have also worked to forge stronger relationships with the agencies that oversee or mandate our functions, or work cooperatively with us to serve your needs: Albany County and New York State Departments of Health, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the Albany County Clerk.

We make it our business to give you friendly service. If we can’t help you, we will refer you to agencies and organizations that can further assist you in providing a service or solving a problem.

Please contact us at any time if you have suggestions or want to discuss any of the services or functions provided by the Office of the City Clerk.

Nala Woodard, City Clerk 


The Office of the City Clerk assists the taxpayers and residents of the City of Albany by providing a variety of diverse services. These services include: processing marriage certificates; licensing of taxi drivers, vendors, cafes, games of chance and bingo, and other municipal licenses; issuing dog licenses; providing access to public records; and, all bidding and contract processing on goods, products and services purchased by the City of Albany in excess of $20,000 for goods and $35,000 for services. The divisions within the Clerk’s Office are:

Common Council
The City Clerk is also secretary to the Common Council. The Clerk, in cooperation with the Corporation Counsel, prepares Council meeting agendas, distributes all materials, and prepares meeting minutes. The Clerk advertises committee meetings and public hearings, attends all caucuses, calls the roll, records all votes, and notes all speakers at the Public Comment Period and at Public Hearings. A hardcopy of Common Council meeting minutes are available in the Office of the City Clerk.

In addition, the City Clerk prepares certifications on all Ordinances, Local Laws, and Resolutions passed by the Common Council.

Common Council / Meetings & Minutes

Albany City Code
Bids and RFPs
City Wards
FOIL Requests
Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Nala Woodard, City Clerk

City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 202
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5090
Fax: (518) 434-5081

Office Hours:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Marriages)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Residential Parking Permit)