City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office is often the first point of contact at City Hall, and our goal is to make City government transparent and easy for the public to navigate.

The City Clerk’s official duties include administration of City Council meetings and legislation; boards, committees, and commissions; elections and campaign reporting; and public records management. For more information on the City Clerk profession, see the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC).

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Public Records and Information

Public Records Requests
I-SEARCH-Magnify-GlassMany City records are available online and may be searched on I-SEARCH Monterey.
Requests for documents made under the California Public Records Act can be made by phone at (831) 646-3915 or in writing using the online form and directed to the City Attorney's Office using the contact information below.

Fill out the Public Records Request Form and email, mail, or fax to:
City Attorney's Office
512 Pierce St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Voice: (831) 646-3915
Fax: (831) 373-1634

Disability Access
The City of Monterey is committed to including the disabled in all of its services, programs and activities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (831) 646-3935. Notification 30 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting [28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title II]. Later requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible.

Dial 7-1-1
crsFor communication-related assistance, dial 711 to use the California Relay Service (CRS) to speak to City offices. CRS offers free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you require a hearing amplification device to attend a meeting, dial 711 to use CRS to talk to the City Clerk's Office at (831) 646-3935 to coordinate use of a device.