Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, City Plaza and the Office of the City Secretary will close and remain closed until further notice.
TO OBTAIN A BIRTH OR DEATH RECORD, SUBMIT THE APPLICATION BY MAIL AT https://www.cob.us/DocumentCenter/View/10487/Birth-or-Death-Record-Application-.
Any future reopening will be re-evaluated by the BTX Committee. At this time, we will not be taking any appointments until we are authorized to reopen, but the customer may check this website for any further updates.
To support and facilitate governmental processes by: *Assisting the Mayor and City Commission in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities; *Providing efficient public access to municipal records and public information; *Enhancing public participation in municipal governmental processes; *Ensuring the integrity the municipal election and records management processes; *Providing continuity for city government by recording its legislative actions and serving as historian for the City; and *Providing administrative support to all city departments, boards and commissions of the City of Brownsville.
The Office of the City Secretary is at the forefront in the provisions of legislative and administrative processes in municipal government and is to ensure the accuracy and legality of all city documents. As The Office of the City Secretary, teamwork, participation, initiative and service-in-value are what drives our Department to best serve the citizens of Brownsville in accordance with State & Municipal Laws. We believe in value, we believe in our citizens and are here to safeguard all records trusted and vested to the City of Brownsville.
The City Secretary is an officer of the City, appointed by the City Manager and holds office until removed by the City Manager. The City Secretary is a Director of the City Secretary Department, that provides excellence, professionalism and best service-in-value to the citizens of Brownsville, by promoting transparency and accountability.
- Issuance & registration of birth and death certificates,
- Acceptance and compliance with public information requests,
- Issuance of Liquor/beer/wine permits;
- Recording of City Commission/Boards and Commissions minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
- Posting of Public notices for all City Commission/Boards and Commissions in compliance with Open Meetings Act
- Administering Regular, Charter, and Special Elections
- Issuance of Proclamations/special recognitions/awards
Office Location and Hours
City Plaza, 1st Floor
1034 E Levee Street (physical)
PO Box 911 (mailing)
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Monday through Friday, excluding City Holidays
Laure Morgan, TRMC, CMC, CPM, City Secretary
Griselda Rosas, Assistant City Secretary
Yolanda Galarza-Gomez, Administrative Supervisor
Juan Carlos Gutierrez, Records Management Specialist
Maria Saldana, Fiscal Clerk
Marcy Battles, Fiscal Clerk