City Clerk

Services provided by the City Clerk include acting as clerk to the City Commission, maintaining city records, responding to Open Records Requests, processing and issuing Alcoholic Beverage Licenses, scheduling shelters at Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park, issuing Senior Citizen Bus Passes, and Notary Public. For more on these services, see below.

Maysville City Commission

The City Clerk takes minutes of City Commission meetings and maintains the records of the City Commission including the meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, municipal orders, and correspondence.

Public Records Requests

The City Clerk is the official custodian of City records and as such is responsible for overseeing requests from the public for inspection of city records, which are available to the public under provisions of the Kentucky Open Records Act and City of Maysville Code of Ordinances Chapter 30. A records request form can be downloaded and submitted by mail, fax or scanned/emailed. All requests must include a signature.

Alcoholic Beverage License

Any business operating within the city limits of Maysville, which sells alcoholic beverages, must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as from the City of Maysville. Application to the city must be submitted to City Clerk Lisa R. Dunbar along with appropriate payment and a copy of the business’s Kentucky ABC License for the year for which application is being made.

City Ordinance 13-31 set new categories and fees for alcoholic beverage licenses, which are reflected in the new alcoholic beverage application.

Mayor David Cartmell is the ABC Administrator for the city. To contact the mayor, call 606-564-9419 or 606-584-5371.

Recreation Park Shelters

The Maysville-Mason County Recreation Parks has four shelters that may be reserved May through September. Shelter rent for $20-40 a day on weekends and may be reserved free of charge Monday through Friday. For more information, on shelters .

Senior Citizen Bus Passes

The City of Maysville issues senior citizens photo ID bus passes to City residents age 60 and older. Bus passes may be acquired 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-4:30, Monday-Friday at Maysville Municipal Building. A photo ID with proof of  age and city residence is required.


Lisa R. Dunbar holds certifications as a Certified Municipal Clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk through the Kentucky Municipal Clerk’s Association. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Writing through Illinois State University. She has worked for the City of Maysville since 2005, and became City Clerk in 2006. Prior to working for the City, she held the position of reporter and then copy editor at the Ledger Independent. She was a founding member and served on the board of the Humane Society of Buffalo Trace, and is a past board member of the regional Champions for a Drug Free Kentucky.

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