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 City Clerk and staff are unbiased public servants who promote open government and transparency of information by providing a link between citizens and government. The Office of the City Clerk serves as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes, including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. This is achieved by coordinating the legislative process, administering city elections, and managing city records with integrity, accuracy and independence.

Duties of the Office

  • Administration of Elections 
  • Administers the Oath of Office
  • Custodian of records
  • Legal noticing and publishing
  • Legislative Services
  • Minutes preparation and archiving
  • Public Records Requests
  • Receives appeals to the City Council

The Office of the City Clerk 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) 435-3001, or cityclerk@oceansideca.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that you have a great day.

Dr. Zeb Navarro, Ed.D.

City Clerk

City of Oceanside

(760) 435-3001
Integrity | Accuracy | Independence

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