City Clerk

Welcome to the City of Earlville City Clerk's Office. The City Clerk is elected in the general election to a four-year term.The Office of the Clerk maintains all of the official records for the City of Earlville. Our office issues various licenses and permits, handles business registrations, vehicle licensing and processes requests for public records. City utility bills and ordinance violation fines are paid at the Clerk's Office. To obtain a license or permit, visit us at 210 W. Railroad Street, or call (815) 246-9588 for more information. The City Clerk's office may also be reached via email at

License or permit applications are available online for downloading at home. By downloading these forms at home, you can complete the forms at your leisure and can then save time when you visit us. Please visit the Publications and Forms page to download the appropriate forms. 

The City Clerk records the proceedings of public meetings, such as council meetings, publishes ordinances, publishes notices in the local newspaper, administers oaths, acts as the local election authority, and issues licenses and permits as prescribed in the City Ordinances. The City Clerk has custody and control of the City Seal, which the Clerk may affix and attest to all municipal documents.  

Jane M. Bauer was elected City Clerk in April 2021. The term expires April 2025. She is a member of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois.

Martha Dankenbring is the appointed Deputy Clerk and has been serving the citizens of Earlville since 1997. She is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, the Municipal Clerks of Illinois and the Northwestern Illinois Municipal Clerks Association. Ms. Dankenbring has attained the State designation of Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC) as well as the International designations of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and Master Municipal Clerk (MMC).