Welcome to the City of East Chicago’s City Clerk's Office. My staff and I are here to assist you in a professional, honest and dignified manner. Don’t hesitate to call us.

Mary Morris Leonard, City Clerk


The City Clerk is an elected position whom the registered voting citizens elect.

Although our staff is cross-trained to be able to serve multiple areas, the staff at the East Chicago City Clerk's Office primarily work for one of three divisions: Criminal, Civil or the Common Council.

Criminal Division

The responsibilities of the City Clerk’s Office is to keep accurate records for the City Court including, but not limited to: collecting all fines and court costs, posting of cash bonds, documentation of court appearances and court records. We are also responsible for processing the paperwork of court-ordered summons, bench warrants and restraining orders.

Civil Division

The Clerk's Office processes and keeps record of all civil cases, entered by attorneys only. The judgment for these cases must be less than $3000. Our office also monitors garnishment payments (all other civil cases are handled by Superior Court on Main St.).

Common Council Division

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for keeping city records, city ordinances, resolutions, as well as the Municipal Codebook and the City Seal. We are also responsible for notifying the media and the public of all council meetings and public hearings. The Office of the City Clerk also provides clerical support to the Common Council.
The Clerk and her staff attend all regular and special meetings of the council and are required to keep an accurate journal and time of all such proceedings. All meeting minutes are maintained by our Tod Avenue office and are available for public inspection. Copies of public documents on file in the Office of the City Clerk are available to the public at a reasonable price. You would also contact this staff if you are in need of knowing who your Councilman and Precinct Committee persons are.

Duties Also Performed

• Wedding Ceremonies
• Notary Public
• Register to Vote

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Mary Morris Leonard
City Clerk

2301 East Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Office: (219) 391-8491
Fax: (219) 391-8512

Office Hours:

Mon., Tues., Wed & Fri.
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Common Council Division
City Hall Second Floor
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Office: (219) 391-8217
Fax: (219) 391-8216
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Council Meeting Schedule:
Every second and fourth Monday of the Month.
(Subject to change)
6 p.m. Room 203 on the second floor at City Hal

2013 Dates
January 14th and 28th
February 11th and 25th
March 11th and 25th
April 8th and 22nd
May 13th and 28th
June 10th and 24th
July 8th and 22nd
August 12th and 26th
September 9th and 23rd
October 14th and 28th
November 12th and 25th
December 9th and 23rd