Welcome to the City Clerk's Office
211 - 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
City Clerk – Linda Devine
Deputy City Clerk – Tina Knapp
The Clerk's Office is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed during the lunch hour - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.)
The City Clerk's Office conducts the functions and duties prescribed by the City Charter and set forth by the Seal Beach Municipal Code. The City Clerk's Office provides City Council support, including compilation and distribution of Council agenda packets, elections administration, and records management.
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Functions of the City Clerk's Office
The office of the City Clerk is responsible for many functions. From preparing the agenda and minutes for City Council meetings, to accepting public records requests, it is all done through the City Clerk's office.
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to City records, and all legislative actions 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 office performs various professional and managerial duties according to City Charter, the Municipal Code, and State and Federal Laws.
- As Custodian of Records, the City Clerk's Office records the official actions of the municipal government, documents the proceedings of meetings, and retains other legal and historical records, such as ordinances, resolutions, minutes, agendas, contracts, deeds, and tract maps.
- Prepares the agenda and minutes for City Council meetings. City Council meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
- Maintains the Seal Beach Municipal Code.
- Coordinates City's board, commission, and committee member appointments.
- Accepts public records requests.
- Processes claims against the City.
- As Elections official, the City Clerk administers the election process. Voter registration and voting is coordinated with the County of Orange.
- Administers oaths of office.
- Facilitates the execution of official and legislative processes. This includes administering provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974, certifies adoption of resolutions and ordinances, and attends all City Council meetings.
- Administers provisions of City Charter, Municipal Code, State and Federal Laws, the Ralph M. Brown Act (Open Meeting Law), Public Records Act, and Political Reform Act.
For additional information information, please follow the links below:
ELECTION & VOTER INFORMATION
CAMPAIGN & ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS