City Clerk

The Alameda City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The Clerk's office is responsible for administering elections, maintaining City Council records and the boards and commissions appointment process. The department also provides civil marriage ceremonies and processes passport applications.

The Sunshine Ordinance is codified in the Alameda Municipal Code and serves as the City's "public policy concerning participation in the deliberations of the City's legislative bodies and to clarify and supplement the Ralph M. Brown Act and the California Public Records Act." Click here(PDF, 40KB) for an outline of the process to file a complaint.

Employees designated in the City’s Conflict of Interests Code are required to be trained on the Sunshine Ordinance and file annual Declarations. Click here to view the training video.  Click here(PDF, 91KB) to view the declaration.

The public can engage in local government by:
- Attending a meeting (City Council Meeting Guide)
- Contacting a City Councilmember
- Participating (Public Participation Policy)
- Registering to Vote

The City has posted records online to provide the public with the ability to access and search for information. Meeting records including agendas, minutes and videos are available dating back to 2005. There is also an online database which contains City Council records, ordinances, resolutions, campaign disclosure statements and Statements of Economic Interests.

Public Information Requests can be submitted directly via email or via See Click Fix.

Looking for a birth certificate, death certificate, or marriage license? The Alameda County Clerk-Recorder manages these documents.

County Clerk-Recorder Website