Welcome to the City Clerk site at the City of Berkeley, CA.
The City Clerk Department provides Citywide oversight for legislative proceedings and professional support to the City Council, City Manager and City Staff. As the Elections Official and Filing Officer, the City Clerk administers municipal elections, campaign finance and conflict of interest regulations. As the Records Manager, the Department administers the Citywide Records Management Program to maintain the integrity of documented actions of the legislative bodies, and accessibility of information to the public. We perform all mandated functions under the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of California, State Codes, the Charter of the City of Berkeley, and the Berkeley Municipal Code. Payment for services provided through the City Clerk Department can be completed with cash and checks/money orders only – no debit or credit card payments are accepted. The City Clerk Department may not be able to give change for bills of $20 or greater. Please note that the City Clerk Department accepts EXACT CHANGE ONLY after 4:30 p.m.