Doing Business

The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining the City's legal documents and receiving official documents on behalf of the City. The Clerk records and maintains the official minutes of the City Council and issues business licenses for businesses operating within the city limits. The Clerk bills and maintains records on gambling taxes.

The City Clerk's services and functions include:
  • Maximizes access to city government
  • Supports the Council and city staff in their legislative functions
  • Administers the production of all meetings of the City Council, keeping a complete and accurate record of the proceedings, and making this information available to staff and to the public in a way that is easily accessed and understood
  • Prepares agendas and Council packets
  • Provides for ordinance codification, and takes oaths, affirmations, and acknowledgements as necessary
  • Maintains custody of the official City Seal and attests deeds and other documents, such as ordinances, resolutions, minutes, and contracts, by signing and affixing the City Seal
  • Publishes/posts legal notices for the City Council, advises the members of the City Council and the public regarding date, time, and location of all Council meetings
  • Receives and administers bid openings for city projects
  • Administers the business licensing process for the City of Ellensburg

Useful Forms


Admission Tax:

Other Forms:

Business Licenses:

Gambling Tax Return:




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