Clerk of Council

The Clerk of Council Department is responsible for documenting, recording and interpreting the history of the City of Charleston. The Department consists of two divisions:

  • The Offices of the Clerk of Council
  • Records Management

City HallOther Duties

The Clerk of Council serves as a link between the legislative and administrative areas of City government. Under state law, the Clerk is responsible for the proper recording and filing of all ordinances, resolutions, petitions and other legal documents.

The duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of Council’s Office involve extensive coordination and interaction with:

  • City Boards and Commissions
  • City Council
  • City Departments
  • City Committees
  • The Mayor
  • The Public

Additional Duties

The Clerk of Council also:

  • Prepares agendas and records proceedings of City Council and numerous City Boards, Commissions and Committees and attests to all documents issued by the City
  • Produces municipal records in court litigation
  • Receives claims against the City
  • Serves as the custodian of all municipal records and the City seal