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The Department of the City Secretary has specific duties in its fulfillment of city needs. It is responsible for:
  • Coordinating City Commission meetings (see Commission Meetings)
    • Electronic agenda preparation and posting
    • Preparation and maintenance of agendas / minutes
    • Maintain official City records
    • Respond to Public Information Requests (see Public Information)
  • Maintain City Boards & Commission records (see Boards & Commissions)
  • City Code of Ordinances (see Code of Ordinances)
  • Serve as Local Registrar (see Vital Statistics) for the City of Brownsville by filing and providing:
    • Issue Birth and Death Records
    • Grant Burial Transit Permits
    • Issue City Cemetery Burial Permits
    • Acknowledgement of Paternity
  • Collect fees and issue permits  for (see Permits and Licenses):
    • Beer and wine permits
    • Collect Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax
  • Administer the City Records Management Program
  • Provide public information to the citizens of Brownsville

The Office of the City Secretary received the State's 5-Star "Exemplary" Award in December 2014 - one of only four awarded to the RGV Local Registrars and the ninth annual award for the Local Registrar's Office in Brownsville


  • No Texting While Driving Ordinance No. 2011-1539 was approved by the City Commission on February 15, 2011 and became effective immediately. As such, no one is permitted to text while driving. To read ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2011, 9:03 AM by Adalberto Guzman
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