Learn  about facility hours and city services during COVID-19


City Clerk

Keeping the records straight


1400 Fifth Ave., Rm. 209
San Rafael, CA 94901
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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COVID-19 Service Modifications

During the current public health crisis, the City of San Rafael remains committed to protecting the health and safety of community members and employees, while also striving to deliver public services to the greatest extent possible. While our office is closed to in-person services, we are happy to schedule appointments for Proof of Life certificates, and we are happy to schedule video conferences to discuss your interest in running for office or any other requests you may have. 

The City Clerk's Office

We strive for exceptional responsiveness to our residents, our policy makers, and fellow staff. Our forward thinking focus provides the framework for an open and neutral approach to conducting City Council meetings, recording and maintaining accurate City history, conducting impartial elections, and efficient processing of administrative duties in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We are committed to continually expanding our knowledge to better support the community we serve. We pride ourselves in being an innovative team with remarkable customer service.

What we do

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.

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