The City Clerk, appointed by the City Manager, administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and local legislative activity, ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships and arranges for ceremonial and official functions.
The City Clerk acts as the:
Advisory Body membership administrator
Agent for Service of Process
City Council Legislative Recordkeeper
Municipal Code curator
Municipal Officer (corporate Secretary and keeper of City seal)
Political Reform Act Filing & Compliance Officer
Citywide Records Manager
Duties of the City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for the following:
Conducting regular and special municipal elections
Filing officer for Fair Political Practices Commission (Political Reform Act) filings
Establishing systems for preserving, protecting and destroying public records in accordance with law
Administering ceremonial Oaths of Office
Notary Public service is available as a courtesy to the public on a by-appointment basis. Notary availability varies, and no guarantee is made for walk-in service. Fees will be charged in accordance with state law for notarizations not pertaining to City business. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-7003 for more information.
The City of Pismo Beach does not offer passport services.