Journal issued under the title Official Circular, Volumes II-V, 1891-1894 of the Local Boards Association; Volumes VI- LXXX, 1895-1969 of the Urban District Councils Association (UDCA); minutes of the UDCA, 1970-1972; agenda and other papers of annual meetings and conferences, 1950-54, 1959, 1961-1962; papers of a special conference on local government, 1943; "Queries and replies" selected from the Official Circularof the Association, 1894-1910, published 1914.
Although initially published 11 times a year, in the last 20 years or so of the UDCAs existence, the Official Circular was much less regular: in some years it was not published at all and in others, the number of issues varied from two to six. The last issue appeared in 1969. The journals contain current notices, details of progress of bills through parliament, details of law cases, correspondence, book reviews and articles. They also contain information about the Association including minutes of the Executive Council and Annual Meetings, annual reports, and balance sheets. From 1902, full reports of the Annual Meeting and Conference were printed at the end of each volume of the Official Circular. The amount of space devoted to minutes of the Executive Council gradually increased and greater use was also made of correspondence within both the minutes of the Council and the reports of Committees to Council. From 1937, the minutes began to be printed as supplements to the circulars and appeared at the end of each volume with the Annual Meeting and Conference Reports. However, since the 1950s, there is very little information about the UDCA contained in the Official Circular, it mostly consists of notes, legal decisions, legal queries and opinions, questions and answers in Parliament and books received. Issues of the Official Circular are missing for the following years: 1890,1900, 1916, 1918-1920, 1961-1963.