The New City Hall was built on the site of the early-17th-century church and monastery complex of the Discalced Carmelite Order. The great fire in 1803 completely destroyed the monastic buildings, so the city authorities purchased the ruined property and assigned it for a new Lublin city hall. The reconstruction works in the years 1827-28 transformed the nave and western side chapels into rooms and offices, while the façade was given Classicist features and a four-columned portico.

Presently the building is the seat of the authorities of the Lublin Municipality, including Mayor of Lublin City.