City Clerk

Welcome to the Office of the City Clerk

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Clerk Department is to serve as the City’s source for informational, historical, legislative and election services for the community, the public and City agencies and to provide these services in an efficient, effective and friendly manner.

About The Department

The Office of the  City Clerk acts as the compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes, including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.

The City Clerk Department staff consists of 8 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. The position of the City Clerk was established in 1888 with the incorporation of the City of Oceanside. The City Clerk  has always been an elected office, with the first City Clerk elected on July 3, 1888.

Duties of the Office

  • Legislative Services
  • Administration of Elections
  • Custodian of records
  • Reporting Programs
  • Central Records/Archives
  • Document Imaging
  • Legal noticing and publishing
  • Minutes preparation and archiving
  • Receiving appeals to the City Council
  • Administer Oath of Office

Our Department is committed to providing the highest quality of service to the community, the public and all other City departments in Oceanside. Therefore, please let us know if there is anything that we can do to be of assistance to you. We can be reached at (760) 435-3000 or We look forward to hearing from you soon, and we hope that you have a blessed remainder of your day.

 Zack Beck   
 City Clerk