City of Paris, TX
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Municipal Code
Anyone with Internet access can now easily view local laws. The City of Paris’s Code of Ordinances is now available online.

Hard copies of the City’s Code of Ordinances are also available for review in the City Clerk's Office or at the Paris Public Library located at 326 South Main Street.

Primary Responsibilities
The City Clerk’s office provides administrative support to the City Council, City Manager and City staff.  In combination with the City Manager’s office, the City Clerk’s office prepares and distributes all the City Council agenda packets and keeps accurate minutes of all City Council proceedings.

Additional Responsibilities 
City Registrar – responsible for handling all birth and death records and reporting to State Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Record Manager – serves as the custodian of city records including City Council minutes, resolutions, ordinances, contracts, and other documents vital to the history of the city; performs research of records for the City Council, staff and public.

City Elections – receives and processes candidate applications; prepares candidate packets; and tracks deadlines pursuant to State Law.  Other aspects of city elections are managed by the City Clerk through the Lamar County Elections Administrator.

Alcohol Beverage Applications for businesses and restaurants – processes applications and certifies prequalification packets.

Civic Involvement – assists the City Council in promoting recruitment of city boards, committees and commissions. Download the Application HERE

Community Outreach – assists in coordinating speaking engagements and attendance at special events for the Mayor.

Janice Ellis

Janice Ellis
City Clerk

150 SE 1st St.
Paris, TX 75460

Ph: (903) 784-9248
Fax: (903) 784-1798

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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