The Office of the Municipal Clerk (OMC) or as it is more commonly referred - “the Clerk’s Office” - is the City of Atlanta’s information source regarding all of its legislative actions and many other areas of citizen interest and concern. The Municipal Clerk serves as administrator of the City Council’s legislative actions and is the designated custodian of the governing authority’s legislative record. As custodian of the City’s legislative record, the Municipal Clerk publishes and maintains the City of Atlanta Charter and Code of Ordinances. The Charter and Code volumes contain all laws of the City. The Municipal Clerk is also the custodian of the Official Seal of the City and must attest the Mayor’s signature and affix that seal to all City contracts. Additionally, the Mayor’s Executive and Administrative Orders are housed in the Clerk’s Office. A record of all City Boards, Commissions, Authorities, is maintained by OMC as well.
The Municipal Clerk also serves as the City’s Election Superintendent and administers election related matters including general questions, candidate qualifying proceedings, State mandated financial and campaign disclosure filings by candidates and office holders, citizens’ elected official recall and referendum efforts. Atlanta’s election results can also be obtained from the Clerk’s Office.
Claims against the City and notices of building permit signs as well as City financial disclosures made by designated officials, employees and appointed members of boards, commissions and authorities are filed in the Clerk’s Office.
Atlanta’s “Clerk’s Office” routinely responds to requests for information from elected officials, employees and citizens of the City of Atlanta as well as to requests from other local, state, national and international governments and a worldwide public. The common denominator is that each requestor whether in-person, by mail, phone, fax or e-mail is always greeted by a friendly, capable, willing and available OMC staff person who will assist in all research efforts.