City Clerk

The Richmond City Clerk is appointed by the city manager and possesses the following authority and duties:

  • Serves as clerk of the City Council, attends all council meetings, and keeps a permanent journal of the proceedings of the council
  • Serves as custodian of the city seal and is the custodian of all papers, documents, and records of the city
  • Certifies all ordinances and resolutions enacted or passed by the City Council
  • Maintains a supply of forms for all petitions required to be filed for any purpose by the provisions of law
  • Notifies the City Council of the failure of any officer or employee required to take an oath of office or to furnish any bond required
  • Gives to the proper department or officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of any franchises, contracts, or agreements, and, to elected officers, notice of the termination of the office held by them at least 30 days before the last day for filing nominating petitions for election to offices
  • Administers oaths of office to officers and employees required to take an oath
  • Serves as chairman of the Election Commission and oversees election procedures and reporting in accordance with applicable law
  • Performs other duties as prescribed by law, the City Council, or the City Manager