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Mayor and Council


Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The Mayor and Council series contains records created by the Court of Common Council (3 linear feet), arranged chronologically; annual reports and mayoral addresses (3 linear feet), created by the Mayor's office and also arranged chronologically; and documents received by either the Mayor or the Council (4.5 linear feet). These records are arranged alphabetically by topic, and then chronologically.

The Town and City Clerk Archives has been split into several additional finding aids: Boards and Commissions, Building Permits, City Property, Corporations, Court Matters, Education, Licenses and License Applications, Mayor and Council, Property Deeds and Releases of Attachment, Public Safety, Public Works, Selectmen’s Records, Sewers, Streets, Taxation, Town and City Officers, Transportation, Vital Records, and Zoning.


  • Majority of material found within 1844 - 1948
  • 1639-2010 (Entire archive)

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.


The system of a Mayor and Council (the council taking various forms over the years) was in place from the City's first charter in 1784 until the charter change effective in 1948. At that point, the City switched to a City Manager and Council model. A strong mayor system returned in 2002.


From the Collection: 10 linear_feet (approximately)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA