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Office of the City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk


To provide program administration, excellent customer service, guidance and access to information and resources, and various levels of support for our diverse customers to foster informed, open, and participatory government while meeting legal requirements.


The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for a number of functions, including:

  • Administration of all municipal elections and the Campaign Finance Initiative;
  • Certification of all official city documents;
  • Administrative support for City Council, including annual recruitment for Boards and Commissions, Council Subcommittee support, and Sister City relationships; and
  • The Domestic Partnership Registry.
  • 2021 Operating Budget: $1,078,705
  • 2021 Number of Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employees: 5.0; Part-Time Equivalent (FTE)
    Employees: 2.0


City Council Support
Responsible for preparing City Council agendas, recording all City Council meetings and study sessions, as well as preparing and retaining official City Council minutes.

Responsible for coordinating and administering all city elections. Resident-initiated recalls, initiatives and referendums are also submitted to the City Clerk and verified for sufficiency.

Boards and Commissions
The City of Boulder has 22 advisory boards and commissions that work with and advise city departments and City Council on community issues.

Domestic Partnership Registry
The registry is a means by which unmarried, committed couples, who share a life and home together, may document their relationship.

Central Records
Central Records serves as the custodian of all files that are centrally maintained for the city.  Central Records also provides research and copying of official actions of the city at the request of residents and city departments. The City of Boulder utilizes the Colorado Municipal Records Retention Schedule.