The City Clerk’s office serves the citizens of Branson by maintaining and housing the records of the City while preserving the transparency of the City’s governmental processes. The City Clerk is responsible for compiling information to be presented to the Board of Aldermen at its meetings, attending and digitally recording those meetings, and preparing the minutes documenting the Board’s actions. The office is also the archivists of all official records of the City including minutes, ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases, titles, liens, bids, and other vital documents along with the coordinating of the Branson Municipal Codebook.
The City Clerk oversees the filing of candidates for municipal elections and prepares legal notices for those elections. The Department is responsible for verifying the City is compliant with local, state, and federal requirements and supervises the compliance for contracts, grants, and other City documents. They oversee the records and filings for the Quasi-Governmental Bodies of the City such as the Public Building Corporation, Industrial Development Authority, Transportation Development Districts, and Community Improvement Districts. The City Clerk is the Custodian of Records and is the department to contact for Requests for Records.
The Branson Board of Aldermen established a process for use of tourism tax marketing revenues to fund special attractions, events, projects, and activities designed to attract additional visitors to Branson and to add marketing and promotional value for the City. For more information, consult the Contingency Fund application (PDF).
The City Clerk’s office serves multiple functions that include housing the offices of the Municipal Court.
Request for Records
Archiving of city records is handled by the City Clerk’s office and request for records are processed through this office. The office will respond to requests for records within three business days after a request is received. A request is made by simply filling out a request for records form (PDF) and mailing or delivering it to the City Clerk's office. In order to assure the fulfilling of your request, all requests for records must be submitted on this form. There are minimal charges for these requests.
The City Clerks office has a notary public available during normal business hours. (M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM)
The County Clerk is the election authority for Taney County and its political subdivisions. This duty includes conducting all public elections, voter registration and filing the appropriate documents with the Secretary of States Office. Currently Taney County has 34,718 registered voters. For information on elections or to become a registered voter please call 417-546-7249.