File a Petition

How to Petition

An individual may petition the City Council on a wide range of topics including the condition of streets and sidewalks, street lighting, public safety, housing, zoning, taxation, traffic, parking and many others. The deadline for filing a petition is 4:15 p.m. on the Thursday preceding each Tuesday Council meeting.

Online Petition Form

Alternatively, you may continue to use the following PDF form. Include your contact information and send along to the email address, mailing address or fax number on this page.

How do I complete the Petition Form? - View Example

Honorary Street Naming Petitions

According to Section 11A of Chapter 12 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008, any petition for an Honorary Street Name Designation is also completed through the City Council. In order to begin the process for designating a street name in honor of a person or group, please review and complete the below PDF and submit the form to the City Clerk's Office for processing.

Honorary Street Name Application

Meeting Schedule

Generally, the City Council meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the third floor of City Hall. During the summer months of July and August, the City Council generally meets three times.

Meeting Schedule

How will I know what is going on? Can I make a comment?

City Council, School Committee and City of Worcester Boards and Commission meetings are generally all open to the public and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. The following guide will help you participate.

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