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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.



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 - www.cityoftacoma.org/claims

Visit the Claims for Damages page for options to submit a claim online, mail, or in person; and general information about the process. The City Clerk's Office receives claims for damages, which are acknowledged and investigated by City claims staff. 


Claims for Damages 



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 is available from the Pierce County Auditor:

Website: www.piercecountyauditor.org 

2401 South 35th St, Suite 200, 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 [Public Records Office] 

Requests for public records are now handled by the citywide Public Records Office.


The Public Records Office processes requests for Public Records on behalf of all departments at the City of Tacoma. Visit the Public Records Center site using the link below. 

File a Public Disclosure Request

Contact Us 

Phone: (253) 591-5505




733 Market Street
Room 11
Tacoma, WA 98402



City Clerk

Nicole Emery