City Clerk

Joyce Gray

Ms. Gray is an instructor of Medical Technology at Southwest TN Community College of Memphis, TN. She received her B.A. degree from the University of AR, Little Rock, A.S. from Shelby State Community College, B.P.S. from the University of Memphis, and her M.S.A. degree from Central Michigan University. Before ultimately becoming an educator, Mrs. Tillis was a West Memphis school board member for eight years and a member of the West Memphis City Council for two years.

Primary Duties

The City Clerk acts as secretary of the governing body. They assist in preparing the agenda for the council meetings and the recording of minutes of City Council meetings. 

The permanent record of the actions of the municipality's governing body and its laws and orders are extremely important. This is a principal duty of the city clerk's office and the basis on which many of the clerk's activities are organized. It is the responsibility of the clerk to establish a clear and lasting record of the governing body's actions. 

The City Clerk’s Office ensures open and transparent access through a multitude of services including but not limited to: records-related services, creating agendas and conducting all public meetings, commission handbooks.

The clerk then files the original ordinances, resolutions, and minutes in separate books, as a permanent record of the city.

The City Clerk's Department may be reached at 870-732-7510.

File all contractor bonds.
File all Industrial Revenue Bond issues.
Privilege License:
Ordinance 987 levies an annual privilege license upon all persons, partnerships, associations, firms & corporations engaged in carrying on or following certain trades, businesses, professions, vocations, and callings within the corporate limits of the City of West Memphis. Amount of license vary depending on type of business.

Yard Sale Permit $15.00 each. Residential areas only, two permits per year.

Dog License$6.00 each. Proof of vaccination required.

Taxi Cab/Limousine License$5.50 per driver. Current health certificate, FH drivers license, and police check required.

2% TaxAll hotels, motels, & restaurants pay Advertising & Promotion Tax to the City Clerks Office monthly. Due the 1st, delinquent after the 20th. Forms available.

5% Mixed Drinks TaxCollect 5% mixed drinks tax monthly from all mixed drinks facilities.

Retail Beer, Wine, Liquor LicenseRetail Liquor $110.00 twice a year, Retail Beer $40.00, Retail Wine $15.00. Due June 30th. State License required.