City Clerk / Department of Records and Election Services
7/29/2014 UPDATE: Please note that the City Clerk's Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 11 AM - 2 PM for a Department meeting. Customers and candidates visiting the office should come before and/or after this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The City Clerk’s office welcomes you to explore the resources available on this website.
Very truly yours,
Sarah P. Gorman
City Clerk, CMC
The City of Santa Monica's Department of Records and Election Services (The City Clerk's Department) is charged with maintaining the City's legislative records, administering municipal elections, preparing City Council meeting agendas and minutes, maintaining the Municipal Code, operating the City's mail center and print shop, and maintaining and monitoring the City's Record Management Program. The City Clerk is the custodian of the City's seal, acts as filing officer for campaign and economic interest statements, required by the State's Political Reform Act, and is the Clerk to the Council and attends all Council meetings. The City Clerk is appointed by and reports to the City Council.