Office of the City Clerk Joan L. Flynn

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The City Clerk's Office is committed to accurately recording and preserving the actions of the City Council; safeguarding vital, historic and permanent records of the City; providing information and support to the City Council, City staff and the public in a timely, courteous and fiscally responsible manner; and administering open and free elections in accordance with statutory requirements.

Availability of Records

The City Clerk is the City’s official Custodian of Records and preserves and maintains in protective custody all documents certifying City Council actions.  These records go back to the date of the City’s incorporation on February 17, 1909.  All the original minutes of every City Council meeting, every City Resolution (policy) and every City Ordinance (law) ever adopted by the City of Huntington Beach are maintained by the City Clerk in a temperature controlled vault.   Also in the City Clerk’s custody are deeds, agreements, annexation records and many other vital City records.

Municipal Code and Zoning & Subdivision Code

The City Clerk’s Office codifies the ordinances adopted by Council into the Municipal Code and Zoning & Subdivision Code for easy access by the public and city staff.   If you need information as varied as parking regulations, how many dogs, cats, geese or miniature pigs you can have or how high you may build your fence you’ll find the answer in the Municipal Code or the Zoning & Subdivision Code.

Elections – Voter Registration – Campaign & Economic Disclosure Statements

The City Clerk’s Office conducts all municipal elections, process candidates for elective office, and informs the public of election matters.  Citizens may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office.  The City Clerk is the Filing Officer for election campaign reports and Statements of Economic Interests for designated employees and certain appointed officials.  The economic and campaign reports are public records and available for public review.

The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at

Passport Acceptance Facility

The City Clerk’s Office is designated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs as an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility at which citizens can obtain passport services from courteous and efficient clerks.

Historical Photographs & Books

The City Clerk's Office has a vast collection of historical photographs to share with anyone who is interested in City history.

Meeting Announcement(s)


Office of the City Clerk Video

Synopsis of Adopted Ordinance(s)

4061-Hazardous Materials

4062-Hazardous Materials

4063-Water Management Program

4064-Speed Limits

4065-LeBard Park and School Site

4066-Warner Nichols

4067-Small Solar Systems


Public Hearing Notice(s)

09-08-15 Proposed Budget 15-16

09-08-15 ZTA No. 14-002 Wireless Communication Facilities

Continued from 08-17-15 Downtown BID

09-21-15 Action Plan CDBG HOME Program


Supplemental Communication


Article on Managing Personal Records

Family Records by Debra Pankow


Did you know?

The Public Works Graffiti Removal program responds to over 2,500 reports of graffiti on public and private property throughout the city.  Request Graffiti removal online.

Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
City Clerk Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5227
Fax: (714) 374-1557
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