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City Clerk's Office

The City Clerk oversees the City Council's agenda and business meetings, retains the official record of all formal meetings of the City Council, acts as the custodian of the City seal and official City records, and codifies all Ordinances into the Municipal Code. The City Clerk also serves as the City's municipal election official and assists in the initiative and referendum process.


City Council At-Large Position No. 6 Application Is Now Closed

Applications and materials were due to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 3 PM on Friday, January 6, 2017.
A study session discussion on qualifications for this position, as well as an executive session to evaluate qualifications of applicants, took place on January 10, 2017. The Government Performance and Finance Committee will narrow candidates on January 18, 2017. Finalist interviews will take place during study session on January 24, 2017, with the City Council expected to vote later that same day.



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.

Claims for Damages

The City Clerk's Office receives claims for damages. You may download the Claim for Damages Form and Instructions or request these materials from the City Clerk's Office. If you have submitted a claim and would like to know the status, please contact the City Attorney's Office at (253) 591-5885.

Claim for Damages Form and Instructions


The City Clerk is the election official for the City and can answer inquiries relating to running for municipal elections or the referendum and initiative process. Please contact the City Clerk at (253) 591-5361 for assistance with elections.

Additional information can be accessed through the Pierce County Auditor's Office or Pierce County Auditor's Office located at 2501 South 35th Street, Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98409.



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.


Public Disclosure Requests

The City Clerk's Office processes Requests for Public Records on behalf of all General Government departments.

Contact Us 

733 Market Street
Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5505


City Clerk
Doris Sorum

Office Assistant
Amanda Punsalan   

Administrative Assistant
Nicole Emery 


Office Assistant

Lauren Young

Public Disclosure Assistant
Lisa Anderson 


Records Analyst

Jennifer Palmisano


Records Management Supervisor
Wendy Fowler