"No other office in municipal service has so many contacts. It serves the mayor,
city council, city manager and all administrative departments without exception.
All of them call upon it, almost daily, for some service or information. Its work is
not spectacular, but it demands versatility, alertness, accuracy, and no end of
patience. The public does not realize how many loose ends of city administration
this office pulls together."
Professor William Bennett Munro, Political Scientist
747 Market Street, Room 220
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
Contact the City Clerk's Office at:
The office of the City Clerk is located on the second floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402, Room 220. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In 2013 Tacoma citizens will elect a Mayor, four City Council Members and two members of the Civil Service Board. If you're interested in becoming a candidate or would like further information regarding the open positions a general packet of information can be accessed at General Packet and is available in the City Clerk's Office. Additional information can be accessed through the Pierce County Auditor's Office located at 2501 South 35th Street, Suite C or online at www.piercecountywa.org/elections.
If you're interested in attending meetings of the Tacoma City Council, Public Utility Board, or any of our other committees, click on City Hall's current Schedule of Meetings to view their times and locations.
The City Clerk's office is responsible for documenting and retaining the official record
of all formal meetings of the City Council. The Clerk's office is also responsible for acting
as the custodian of the city seal and official city records, furnishing sample forms for
citizens' petitions, serving as the registrar of voters for the city, and processing damage claims.
Please note: At the City Council meeting of November 13, 2012, the City Council passed Ordinance No. 28097 which transferred the coordination and permitting authority for special events from the City Clerk's Office to the Community and Economic Development Department. Kala Dralle, Economic Development Specialist, will be the permitting authority for special events beginning January 1, 2013. She is located in the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Room 900, and can be reached at (253) 573-2523 or email@example.com. Additional information including the application, new permit fee schedule, and calendar of events can be found on the special events website.
City Clerk Contacts
Doris Sorum, City Clerk
Jennifer Joyce, Office Assistant
April Larsen, Office Assistant
Wendy Fowler, Records Management Supervisor
Lisa Anderson, Office Assistant, Public Disclosure
Linnea Meredith, Office Assistant, Records Management
||The City Clerk's Office receives appeals to the City Council,|
distributes copies to appropriate departments, sends a
variety of notices to appellants and/or applicants, publishes
notices of appeal hearings, and maintains files on appeals.
||The City Clerk's Office has City of Tacoma flags available for purchase. Please click on the following link to view and/or purchase an official City of Tacoma flag.|
City of Tacoma Flag
|The City Clerk's office receives Claims for Damages and routes |
them to the Risk Management office. You may download the form
from our website or contact us by mail or phone to request the form.
Claim for Damages Form and Instructions
||The City Clerk's office reviews, logs, routes, and signs formal contracts|
authorized by the City Council, informal contracts, and concomitant agreements. In
addition, some contracts are recorded with Pierce County and the
State of Washington.
|The City Clerk's office maintains a variety of public records, primarily those |
submitted to and approved by the City Council. Upon request, copies are
provided to the public at a cost of $0.15 per page. These records include
but are not limited to:
||City Charter |
||Agendas and Minutes|
||Municipal Code |
||Keeping of Chickens |
||Rules of Procedure of the Council of the City of Tacoma|
||Rules of Procedure for Hearings (City of Tacoma,|
Office of the Hearing Examiner)
||Publishing of all Notices of special meetings, public hearings and|
||Weekly Meeting Schedule|
||Request for Public Records Form|
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