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Duties of the City Clerk

The Office of the City Clerk exists to serve the public with information and assistance.

Functions of the City Clerk


  • To record and preserve the legislative actions of the City Council of Daly City
  • To conduct Elections
  • Administer and File Oaths of Office
  • Serve as Filing Officer for Campaign Disclosure Forms and Statements of Economic Interest
  • Give Notice of Public Hearings
    (Post/Publish/Written Notification)
  • Administer Oaths, Affirmations and Acknowledgments
  • Receive and Open Bids
  • Receive Petitions Relating to Initiative, Referendum or Recall
  • Maintain Custody of City Seal
  • Attest to Subpoenas
  • Countersign General Obligation Bonds

Additionally, the Daly City City Clerk's Office is responsible for:

  • Answering main City Hall line telephone calls
  • Preparing agenda and city council chambers prior to meetings
  • Receiving documents addressed to the City Council
  • Developing and maintaining a Records Management Program
  • Making public records available to the public
  • Assisting with Applications for Utility User's Tax Exemption Applications
  • Receiving Claims
  • Giving informational assistance to the public

Office of the City Clerk Now Accepts Passport Applications

The City Clerk's Office is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U. S. Department of State. For more information go to our Passports page

For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information – travel.state.gov.