Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

City Clerk



"The City Clerk, Diana Ratliff, manages public inquiries and arranges for City Council’s official functions."   

The City Clerk's Department records, prepares, certifies and maintains the official minutes of all meetings of the City Council and prepares agendas and compiles agenda packets for those meetings.

The City Clerk publishes and mails legal notices as required by State law and City statutes. 

As the custodian for official records, the Department acts as the official depository for all City records, ensures that ordinances are codified into the Municipal Code and processes and maintains resolutions, ordinances, deeds and other documents as required by law. 

In addition, Records Requests are processed in accordance with the Public Records Act and Freedom of Information Act. 

Office Location & Mailing Address

City of Portsmouth - City Hall
City Clerk's Office
728 2nd Street, Suite 24
Portsmouth, Ohio  45662

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
(740) 354-4706

[email protected]


How to Contact City Council


The City Clerk is the Clerk to the City Council.  To reach your Councilmember, contact the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected].   Be sure to include the name of the Council member you are trying to contact, your name, mailing address, telephone number and what it is regarding. This will assist us in responding to your request.

City Charter

City Council

Codified Ordinances