The Office of the Municipal Clerk (OMC) or as it is more commonly referred - “the Clerk’s Office” - is the City of Atlanta’s central repository for information regarding all legislative actions of the governing authority. The Municipal Clerk serves as designated custodian and administrator of the City Council’s legislative actions. As custodian of the City’s legislative record, the Municipal Clerk codifies and maintains the City of Atlanta Charter and Code of Ordinances. The Charter and Code contain all laws of the City of Atlanta. The Municipal Clerk is statutorily the custodian of the Official Seal of the City and attest the Mayor’s signature and affix the seal to City contracts and intergovernmental agreements. Additionally, the Mayor’s Executive and Administrative Orders are recorded in the Clerk’s Office. All City Boards, Authorities, Commissions, etc, (BACE) are maintained by OMC as well.
The Municipal Clerk also serves as the City’s Election Superintendent and administers election related matters such as ballot referendums, candidate qualifying, challenge hearing proceedings and recalls. Atlanta’s certified election results are filed in the Clerk’s Office. The Municipal Clerk serves as compliance officer regarding State Ethics mandated financial and campaign disclosure filings by candidates and elected office holders. Additionally, building permit affidavits are filed in the Clerk’s Office.
The Clerk’s Office routinely researches and responds to request for information from Atlanta citizens, the worldwide public, elected officials, employees of the City of Atlanta as well as requests from other local, state, national and international governments. The common denominator is that each requestor whether in-person, by mail, phone or e-mail is always engaged by a friendly, capable, willing and available OMC staff person who will assist in all research efforts. It is the objective of the Office of Municipal Clerk to serve in a personal welcoming manner reflective of our city and exceed one’s expectation.