City Government


  • Jim Ryan, City Clerk
  • Catherine Payne, Assistant City Clerk
  • (570) 208-4117
  • (570) 208-4171 (FAX)

The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times.

The City Clerk serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Legislative Branch of City Government, (City Council) as well as Clerk to all boards and committees of the Council. Other functions include giving notice of Council meetings to its members and the public, keeping the journal of its proceedings, document and archive the legislative actions of City Council and perform such other duties and functions as assigned. The City Clerk is directly accountable to Council and coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies.

Wilkes-Barre City Code of Ordinances/City Charter/Administrative Code-CLICK

Administration's Adopted One-Strike Ordinance

Wilkes-Barre Cemetery Records File

Wilkes-Barre Cemetary Burial & Transit Permits (Aug 31, 1889 - Dec 31, 1907)