What is the City Secretary's Office?

City Secretary         

The City Secretary is an officer of the City, appointed by the City Manager. The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by State Law and the City Charter.
The City Secretary’s Office provides citizens with public information and implements requests for city records; attends and prepares official minutes of the City Council meetings, conducts City elections, and serves as the Records Management Officer for the City.

The City Secretary’s Office strives to promote open and responsive government through proper recording and preservation of the city’s legislative history and official documents; providing responsive customer service to our diverse customer base; and conduct fair and impartial city elections.


The City Secretary’s responsibilities include: 
  • Giving notice and recording City Council meetings.
  • Official records keeper for the City, including minutes of the City Council, ordinances and resolutions, deeds and easements, contracts,
  • Administers all City elections, and the City’s Records Management program.
  • Open Records Request
  • Update and maintain City ordinances and codes.
  • Issue certain permits and licenses for various operations within the City of Fredericksburg, including alcoholic beverages licenses, taxi permits, and horse-drawn carriage permits.
  • Provide support to the City Council and other departments.
  • Provide Public and Legal Notices